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Ok so it seems there is more bad news on the way for those on low incomes in 2013.:(


Welfare reform :: Whitefriars housing

Important changes to benefits and tax credits.
The Government is changing the way that many benefits and tax credits are paid
and how much benefit people will be entitled to.

If you are claiming benefits or tax credits now or could be in the future its important that you understand the changes and how they could affect you.
 

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That's how most people get their salary, can not see the difference tbh.
The last redundancey I got £78 JSA nothing paid for, no package and then had to work a month before I got paid. That is how it works in my experience.
 

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Did you see where they are going to pay the rent directly to those that get it? That for sure will mean many will spend it on food or other bills.:(
Its just a way of putting more pressure on people. For a lot of people who are fighting to be found unfit for work and/or are having mental issues the extra complications in daily life will be unbearable.
 

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After three redundancies and no entitlement to any assistance, there is not half as much left I can promise you..
I HAD plenty the first two times.^^^...I do understand though. I have a friend who when she says she has no money she means no money.
Usually when I say I have no money it is because I have not been to the bank yet.... I am more than aware this could change, I can not find a full time job and the salary I am on now is the equal pro rata to what I was earning in 1999. My salary for the last four months is less than half what I was bringing home this time last month. I am not entitled to anything so belt tightening and reducing spending is my route.And my savings are leaking away. All my training and hard work for the last ten years is for what?? CONDEMED nation..
So posts like this Janice could well be vitally important in the future.
I have had my eyes opened in the last few months and my attitude has changed a great deal.
Sorry hi jacking your post again:eek:
 

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After three redundancies and no entitlement to any assistance, there is not half as much left I can promise you..
I HAD plenty the first two times.^^^...I do understand though. I have a friend who when she says she has no money she means no money.
Usually when I say I have no money it is because I have not been to the bank yet.... I am more than aware this could change, I can not find a full time job and the salary I am on now is the equal pro rata to what I was earning in 1999. My salary for the last four months is less than half what I was bringing home this time last month. I am not entitled to anything so belt tightening and reducing spending is my route.And my savings are leaking away. All my training and hard work for the last ten years is for what?? CONDEMED nation..
So posts like this Janice could well be vitally important in the future.
I have had my eyes opened in the last few months and my attitude has changed a great deal.
Sorry hi jacking your post again:eek:
I'm one of the fortunate ones,at the moment at least.But it makes my blood boil,seeing all these changes and people suffering.:(
 

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And in the meantime, MPs are clamouring for a pay rise. Poor things, they only earn about £60K plus expenses. And then there's all the little fiddles on top, like renting their (no doubt huge) houses to each other so they can claim rent from the taxpayer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/19/mps-expenses-london-homes?newsfeed=true

Cameron and Osbourne are vile and it is beyond me how any working class person could vote for them. The Tories despise us and want to grind us down, whether we're employed or unemployed.
 

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And in the meantime, MPs are clamouring for a pay rise. Poor things, they only earn about £60K plus expenses. And then there's all the little fiddles on top, like renting their (no doubt huge) houses to each other so they can claim rent from the taxpayer.

Cameron and Osbourne are vile and it is beyond me how any working class person could vote for them. The Tories despise us and want to grind us down, whether we're employed or unemployed.
US?

am i included?

I vote Tory because im old enough to remember Wilson, Callaghan, Prescott, etc, and the unions wrecking our car factories, steel works and all the rail strikes...
 

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US?

am i included?

I vote Tory because im old enough to remember Wilson, Callaghan, Prescott, etc, and the unions wrecking our car factories, steel works and all the rail strikes...
lol I too am old enough to remember them too.But in all my 62 years i have never seen such a evil government in this country.Maggie was bad enough,but Cameron,well i wouldn't p*ss on him if he was alight.:(
 

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Afraid that all people do is moan and do nowt about it,we need a General Strike (wont get one) because people will not stick together,withhold there council tax,protest like the few that are protesting today (but most wont).People are turning to Payday loans and Provident just to survive.Sorry to say none of these people got use into this mess it was those that are still doing very nicely thank you.Bankers have already said they expect there bonuses to be more than last year.I am old enough to remember the poll tax and refusing to pay mine and the bailiffs arriving but again most people just moaned and stood back while a few of us fought to get it scrapped.
 

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I personally would prefer for all my benefits to be paid together in one go. They already pay benefit in arears. Housing benefit is paid every 2 weeks in areers and tax credits I get a week in arears. It just means ill get it all at the end of the month instead. I can understand it will effect people the really poor though. If it causes a problem for us the first month then we will have to ask family to help.
 

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The tories and the working class have never mixed well.And Cameron had the nerve to say," we are all in the together". Talk about take the p*ss.:(
It's laughable how they try making out they actually understand how the other half lives, while they inwardly smirk from the safety of their ivory towers. How stupid do they think people are?
 
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