Gaz1971 wrote: »
I love all these whining about losing their benefit, they appear on news channels, sitting on their big, expensive sofas, in their huge houses, big tv on the wall, 2 cars in the drive, 70 quid a month on Sky, 100 quid on mobiles, 3 holidays abroad each year, kids in posh, private schools and they whine because they are losing their benefits.
No wonder the welfare system is out of control, as well as paying out to those in need, who it was designed to help, its also paying out to people who are not only working, but earning a bloody good wage.
FBaby wrote: »
Why should they? If they have worked hard all their lives, made many sacrifices to get where they are, why should they have to re-evaluate their lifestyle? Is it how it is now, anyone who might potentially enjoy a pleasant house/car/holidays should feel ashamed of aspiring to such luxuries, and voluntary redistribute all their non-essential pay to those who have made different choices in life, in addition to what is already redistributed?
Would you be as assertive to a single mother with a £1000 a month mortgage (average in many part of the SE) and just about as much to pay in childcare? Do you really think another £125 is pure luxury to her?
princessdon wrote: »
I so agree - anyone on benefits including tax credits with a tv, mobile, sky or holiday needs their benefits reduced
nixblags wrote: »
I have worked p/t on and off since my kids were born with the reassurance that receiving Child Benefit I would get NI credits for those times when my contributions were nil or insufficient to protect my state pension. My husband now earns over £60K and I am currently self-employed but only part time so earn much less. I am not sure whether to ditch the child benefit to save him the hassle of self-assessment (he finally got the green light from HMRC last year that he no longer needed to complete one after 3 years of hassle with them). Or should I continue to claim to get the NI credits for those times when my work dries up and let him pay the tax. From what I can see the tax is more than the actual benefit (if I read it right) so the latter option may not be the best although Martin says it is if we stash the money and then repay it. Does that mean my hubbie doesnt pay the tax if we repay the CB? Anyone any ideas/answers?
...claim council tax rebates from Ofgem
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