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The minimum income is 2.5 times what people get on benefits – but still they are labelled scroungers

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With the fact that the unemployed have to pay a percentage of Council Tax, we need a pay rise!

Vox Political

140630minimumincome The numbers speak for themselves: Under ‘Adequacy of safety-net benefits’, EVERY SINGLE INCOME GROUP has lost out. While others have suffered a great percentage drop, single working-age people remain the least able to make ends meet.

“How much money do you need for an adequate standard of living?”

That is the question posed every year by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – and every year the organisation calculates how much people have to earn – taking into account their family circumstances, the changing cost of these essentials and changes to the tax and benefit system – to reach this benchmark.

This year’s research finds:

A lone parent with one child now needs to earn more than £27,100 per year – up from £12,000 in 2008. A couple with two children need to earn more than £20,200 each, compared to £13,900 each in 2008. Single working-age people must now earn more…

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Written by Andrew Coates

June 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

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  1. I saw on BBC Teletext today and heard it mentioned on SKY NEWS that Nestle are too start paying the Living Wage as opposed to minimum wage. They are paying this to the contract workers too

    Mr Northolt

    June 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  2. There’s an article in the ‘I’ (at 30 pence, the favourite newspaper of the unemployed) today saying that the cost of all basics, including foodstuffs, has gone up enormously over the last years.

    JSA has not gone up to even begin to meet this.

    Andrew Coates

    June 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    • The fun will really start when inflation goes up as people aren’t the most diligent when it comes to economics so are completely unaware that this and certain other approaches have masked an underlining fact.

      That fact is we didn’t or haven’t as yet recovered from the global crash, that our national debt is as apparent as it was before the start of this all and all your government has done to date is fudge and manipulate everything they can to withhold it from the public.

      This governments approach is exactly identical to what was prescribed by experts when addressing how the fall of the roman empire could have been perhaps avoided.

      Getting back to inflation it currently stands at 0.5 but is planned to either go to 2.5 or even back to traditional levels of 5.0.


      June 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  3. “Daily signing” you said, “yes daily signing” she said.

    It appears the homeless are being made to sign on daily or face sanction all because they either don’t have a home or cant supply a care of address. As we all know or will in a minute homeless people are currently not offered compliancy agreements and universal credit as their on a list of claimant types as yet to difficult for the new system to administer to.

    Well not wanting to be thwarted, JCP have taken the approach of trying to wear them down by exercising their right as advisor to force them to sign on daily for x amount of weeks (I think 20wks or so pending review) with the lame excuse of how can we contact you if you have no postal address.

    JCP claim its all part of the deal they have in place to allow claimants to use their address but comes with the clause, “you have to sign daily or you cant use it”

    Its makes no difference if you have an email address or phone number, both of which being far superior in terms of contact methods and thus leads to only one conclusion.



    July 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

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