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MSE Leaders' Debate 2019: The big consumer issues for the election

edited 6 November 2019 at 7:22PM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • AnnUkAnnUk Forumite
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    Student Loans - what is your party's plans regarding the current crazy student loan situation? At the moment young people with an undergrad and a master's loan pay 15% of their salary above £21/5k in student loan payments, and interest is charged at 6% which is higher than you can get a loan on the high street and makes it impossible for the majority of people to ever pay it off. It gives a basic rate tax payer the equivalent of 35% tax and higher rate at 55% tax if you add student loan repayments to your tax.
    Have you any plans to write off this debt? Reduce interest rates? Increase the threshold for when you start paying repayments if you live in London?
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    nytanyta Forumite
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    edited 7 November 2019 at 3:30PM
    Will the new government abolish the law that states that 0.7% of GDP currently about £14 billion each year and increasing and is used for alleged overseas aid. This is British taxpayers money many of whom are in poverty, the NHS, Police, Fire and Defence are all under budgeted. This money is given to countries such as India, China and others who spend £billions on their own space programmes and armed forces of which are larger than the UK's own defence. They should be spending their own money on their own people. The UK has had austerity for several years putting UK citizens in debt but the aid budget has increased. The aid department is actually squandering money because they cannot get rid of it quick enough each year.
  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    Private schools and hospitals currently enjoy charitable status and because of this pay no local tax such as business rates.

    What can be done to stop them registering as charities and remove their existing charitable status?
  • What promise will Government make to rectify the issues caused to 1950s ladies who have had their state pensions delayed for 6 years with little or no notice since the 1995 Act?
  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    Will you legislate to stop the DVLA selling driver'/keeper data to scam PPC firms - restrict access to the police only?

    Will you legislate to put these PPC scam companies out of business?
  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    What are you going to do about debt collectors obtaining a CCJ by default by sending all correspondence to the alleged debtor's old address, when they know full well the correct current address of the alleged debtor?
  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    Will you abolish the converting of a CCJ into a charging order where consumer credit debt is involved - wither that or make a minimum amount owed to a single creditor of at least £10,000 necessary to apply for a charging order?
  • nytanyta Forumite
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    Labour wants to nationalise water, energy and railways if they won the election. Many ordinary working people received shares in these companies when they were privatised. Would the people get the current share price for their shares or would labour pay a pittance or nothing at all for them.
  • badmemorybadmemory Forumite
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    Will you acknowledge that 25 years notice of an increased SPA is enough & does not need compensating for.
  • Mental health problems drop people deeply into money problems, make it harder for them to access benefits, and lack of properly funded care means many stay unemployed. How will your party tackle this social and economic issue?
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