MSE News: Disability and carer's allowance claimaints to suffer as inflation falls

Disability and carers benefits are likely to rise by just 1.2% next April after inflation figures fell to a five-year low
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'Disability and carer's allowance claimaints to suffer as inflation falls'

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  • Does that not mean that the cost of living falls by 1.2% therefore resulting in equilibrium.

    I have not had a pay rise in 4 years, so I would be happy with a 1.2% rise in my income!
  • The employed who are stumping up their cash week in week out to pay for the benefits aren't getting rises so why should everyone else?
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    So if inflation had been 10% and the increase in benefits 10% would they have had a bonanza rather than suffering?!
    I think....
  • zagfleszagfles Forumite
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    What a ridiculous headline. Inflation falls so people "suffer" because they're only getting inflation increases? Would they all be better off with inflation at 5% and benefits rising at 5%?
  • specialboy wrote: »
    The employed who are stumping up their cash week in week out to pay for the benefits aren't getting rises so why should everyone else?
    Because people on benefits are receiving the MINIMUM required to live on. As the cost of living increases, so does the MINIMUM required to live on.

    As soon as your wage falls below the MINIMUM level required to live on you will also be entitled to benefits.

    Many benefits are no longer linked to inflation so people on the margins of society are being pushed further into destitution as inflation rises. So low inflation is a good thing for those on low incomes that aren't linked to inflation.

    And MSE really should understand inflation better than to come up with a headline as absurd as that.
  • Because people on benefits are receiving the MINIMUM required to live on. As the cost of living increases, so does the MINIMUM required to live on.

    As soon as your wage falls below the MINIMUM level required to live on you will also be entitled to benefits.

    Many benefits are no longer linked to inflation so people on the margins of society are being pushed further into destitution as inflation rises. So low inflation is a good thing for those on low incomes that aren't linked to inflation.

    And MSE really should understand inflation better than to come up with a headline as absurd as that.

    Do you really believe the left wing propaganda that people on benefits receive the minimum level of income required to live?

    Does the minimum cover sky, fags, booze, holidays, phones, take aways?

  • Does the minimum cover sky, fags, booze, holidays, phones, take aways?

    No it certainly doesn't.

    It only does if you're thick enough to believe the guff that's written in right-wing rags like the daily mail.
  • zagfles wrote: »
    What a ridiculous headline. Inflation falls so people "suffer" because they're only getting inflation increases? Would they all be better off with inflation at 5% and benefits rising at 5%?

    People on low income experience a different inflation than people on more average ones.

    Energy and food prices rising faster than inflation means those on lowest incomes - including benefits - mean that they are in fact going backwards, not standing still.
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    rogerblack wrote: »
    People on low income experience a different inflation than people on more average ones.

    Energy and food prices rising faster than inflation means those on lowest incomes - including benefits - mean that they are in fact going backwards, not standing still.
    Firstly - if that's the point the article wanted to make, then it should have made it instead of simply saying lower inflation will cause those on benefits to "suffer".

    Secondly - it's lower food and energy prices which have caused inflation to go down, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29611742 so they aren't rising faster, they are the items which are lowering the inflation rate!
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    its a possibility that by next april inflation could be as low as 0.8% making a 1.2% inc seem adequate but not generous
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