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Sofie

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Next year's benefit rise
« on: 18 Nov 2011 03:09PM »

ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #1 on: 18 Nov 2011 03:28PM »
Thats good

lankou

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #2 on: 18 Nov 2011 03:50PM »
No it isn't it should be 5.5%, which is the RPI figure, it was changed to CPI by the current government which is 5.2% and now they have robbed a further 0.7% off of it. This at a time when food and fuels costs are rocketing and food banks can't keep up with demand as it is.

Hurtyback

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #3 on: 18 Nov 2011 04:47PM »
A benefit cut in real terms.

JLRRAC

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« Reply #4 on: 18 Nov 2011 06:14PM »
Just an idea but given this government appear to think it is ok for them to change the rules when it suits them then why shouldn't those being affected by these changes not also change the rules? 

ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #5 on: 18 Nov 2011 06:17PM »
a rise in money is better than no rise at all

Sofie

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« Reply #6 on: 18 Nov 2011 06:23PM »
In real terms, it's not really a rise.

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #7 on: 18 Nov 2011 06:32PM »
No surprises to see a bunch of uncaring, immoral politicians changing the rules to suit themselves. The figure is higher than some people thought but is still below what it should be. That said, I would expect the government to bring in national average earnings into the equation very soon, leaving any "increase" as the lowest of RPI/CPI/NAE (and any other indexes that they can find!) to give them as much excuse as possible to be as mean as possible.

KizzyKazaer

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #8 on: 18 Nov 2011 07:57PM »
Oh, and look at the way the Daily Mail reports it:

Benefits payments to soar by 4.5 per cent... almost DOUBLE the average working person's pay rise

    Average worker's wages will rise by just 2.5 per cent



Just to make us a little more unpopular to the readers - again < screams >

ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #9 on: 18 Nov 2011 09:03PM »
the rise we are getting is twice as much as people who work so thats good.the goverment could have just said no rise at all.

Sofie

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #10 on: 18 Nov 2011 09:11PM »
Whilst we may get a bigger rise, they'll get more money than us...

ilovepinkandpurple

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« Reply #11 on: 18 Nov 2011 09:19PM »
Thats because they work they get more money than us Sofie

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #12 on: 18 Nov 2011 09:20PM »
Whilst we may get a bigger rise, they'll get more money than us...

True too true  :-(

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #13 on: 18 Nov 2011 10:16PM »
 what has happened to all the triple locks that david cameron went on about was he  not   supposed to be protecting benefit claimants   

Sofie

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Re: Next year's benefit rise
« Reply #14 on: 18 Nov 2011 10:20PM »
That triple guarantee is just for pensioners.