princessdon wrote: »
I so agree - anyone on benefits including tax credits with a tv, mobile, sky or holiday needs their benefits reduced
jollybeans wrote: »
I agree hard work should be rewarded and I nice holidays/houses are nothing to be ashamed of and I'm certainly not saying they should give away their disposable income to the poor. But just not to expect an already over-stretched welfare state to supplement that lifestyle if you don't NEED it. We are in the midst of a global financial crisis and are all feeling the pinch right now. But as you say it's about lifestyle choices and if someone has worked hard to earn a lot of money why would they need to have their wages topped up by the government?
flight747 wrote: »
Everyones know benefits is more money than hard worker as I used to work before and the salary is terrible only take home after tax is £11,745 and pay all the bills, rent, council tax, no holiday and got nothing left. No saving. Now I earn £21,505 in benefits and don't have to pay council tax or rent. And enjoyed my holiday four times a year.
So, it proved benefits are better than in work.
zagfles wrote: »
Do you know why it wasn't pursued? Would it stand up in law to count the same income twice?
Indeed, but the motivation could be there for a small contribution just as much as for large. Also if HMRC have never used the notional income rule for pension conts before, do you think they'd bother starting now, with tax credits in their death throes?
CRISPIANNE3 wrote: »
Hopefully this will teach the parent/parents to live within their means.
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