MSE News: Summer Budget 2015: Millions to face benefit cuts

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Sweeping changes have been made to our benefits system as Osborne attempts to find the cuts he promised in his manifesto...
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Summer Budget 2015: Millions to face benefit cuts

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  • henlans
    henlans Posts: 3,013 Forumite
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    When are you updating your calculator so we can see how much the tory scum are taking off us working people?


    I did a quick check on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/11721785/Budget-2015-what-to-expect-for-income-tax-and-the-personal-allowance.html

    You will be - £2056.20 worse off
  • SnowMan
    SnowMan Posts: 3,365 Forumite
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    The Government has pledged not to tax or means test disability benefits
    Of course in practice a 100% tax charge applies in many cases, because people who clearly meet the disability criteria, for example for PIP, routinely have their claims turned down in my experience :(
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  • alamaya
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    may not be taxing dla, but with the loss of the £2k tax credits I will still be unable to pay half my bills. 2 months into a dmp as well :(
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  • henlans
    henlans Posts: 3,013 Forumite
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    alamaya wrote: »
    may not be taxing dla, but with the loss of the £2k tax credits I will still be unable to pay half my bills. 2 months into a dmp as well :(



    It looks like this..


    2 kids for the unemployed and massive hit to the working people.


    Massive hit on the low earners.. but we do have a £7.20 living wage that is rubbish.. it should have been £9 now. make these company's pay a proper wage, if you had this you would not need tax credits for working people.


    Personally, Ill take the 2k loss, but tax the OAP's too.. we are not all in this together.
  • keaton
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    henlans wrote: »
    It looks like this..


    2 kids for the unemployed and massive hit to the working people.


    Massive hit on the low earners.. but we do have a £7.20 living wage that is rubbish.. it should have been £9 now. make these company's pay a proper wage, if you had this you would not need tax credits for working people.


    Personally, Ill take the 2k loss, but tax the OAP's too.. we are not all in this together.

    We are definitely not all in this together, cuts to the poorly paid, children and public sector workers, while mp's get a 10% payrise.

    Hardly fair is it.
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  • rogerblack
    rogerblack Posts: 9,446 Forumite
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    And more for parents of young children who are out of work.

    http://im.ft-static.com/content/images/3bcf3696-2571-11e5-bd83-71cb60e8f08c.pdf
    Treasury report on budget.

    Page 46 '1.166'.
    'Parents of a 3 year old child (including lone parents) will be expected to look for work'.
  • henlans
    henlans Posts: 3,013 Forumite
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    rogerblack wrote: »
    And more for parents of young children who are out of work.

    http://im.ft-static.com/content/images/3bcf3696-2571-11e5-bd83-71cb60e8f08c.pdf
    Treasury report on budget.

    Page 46 '1.166'.
    'Parents of a 3 year old child (including lone parents) will be expected to look for work'.


    when will expected be switched to forced?


    Yes, you do get 30 hours of paid care but that's only in term time. how many employers will allow you to take off 16 weeks you wont get paid for?
  • bloolagoon
    bloolagoon Posts: 7,973 Forumite
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    rogerblack wrote: »
    And more for parents of young children who are out of work.

    http://im.ft-static.com/content/images/3bcf3696-2571-11e5-bd83-71cb60e8f08c.pdf
    Treasury report on budget.

    Page 46 '1.166'.
    'Parents of a 3 year old child (including lone parents) will be expected to look for work'.

    Of course they have just been given 30 hours free childcare so in effect lowering the school age from 5 to 3 so makes perfect sense
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  • henlans
    henlans Posts: 3,013 Forumite
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    curty510 wrote: »
    The government have gone too far this time. Expecting people to go out to work to support themselves and their kids!!!whatever next....



    Its not that simple is it?
  • Miroslav
    Miroslav Posts: 6,193 Forumite
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    I love it when people make new names to make comments rather than use their normal name.
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