­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Benefit Cap Sees Lone Working Parents' Income Plummet £624 This Year

Benefit Cap Sees Lone Working Parents' Income Plummet £624 This Year 12 Jan 2019 05:10 #12833

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 852
  • Thank you received: 1518
"Single mums are disproportionately impacted by poverty and shoulder most of the burden of the cap," the Women's Budget Group says.

Single working parents will see their incomes plummet by a “shameful” £624 this year due to the benefit freeze, according to new research shared with HuffPost UK.

Analysis of how the 2015 welfare squeeze has hit lone parents – almost all of which (85%) are single mums – lays bare the staggering drop in real terms income for this group.

A lone parent with two children working 35 hours-a-week, earning the national living wage and claiming child and/or working tax credits, will see their overall net income fall to £624 less in real terms in 2019-20, compared to 2015-16, the analysis showed.

Former Chancellor George Osborne capped the overall amount of benefit a household could receive in 2014 to £20,000 a year, or £23,000 in Greater London, as an “incentive” to get people into work.

Most benefits are included under the cap, including universal credit, jobseekers’ allowance, income support, child benefit, housing benefit and child tax credit.

The analysis shows that, while the National Living Wage will climb to £8.21 in April, the four-year freeze on social security payments will remain in place until March 2020, dealing the huge £624 blow to their average overall income.

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/benefit-cap-lone-single-parents-see-household-income-plummet-ps624-this-year_uk_5c2f3599e4b0407e908a744c?al&utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage
#KeKLivesMatter
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Benefit Cap Sees Lone Working Parents' Income Plummet £624 This Year 12 Jan 2019 11:16 #12849

  • El-dudeareno
  • El-dudeareno's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 333
  • Thank you received: 387
What ever happen to Mr Dave Cameron’s speech (22 June 2015) :S

"Mr Cameron said he would "always make sure that work pays", while striving to reducing the tax burden on the low-paid, ensure the minimum wage reflects improvements in the economy and guarantee young people have the skills to compete in the workplace.

"When it comes to extending opportunity - there is a right track and a wrong track," he said.
"The right track is to recognise the causes of stalled social mobility and a lack of economic opportunity. Family breakdown. Debt. Addiction. Poor schools. Lack of skills. Unemployment. People capable of work, written off to a lifetime on benefits.

"Recognise those causes, and the solutions follow. Strong families that give children the best start in life. A great education system that helps everyone get on. A welfare system that encourages work - well paid work.""


www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33221966
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, TheFinnster

Benefit Cap Sees Lone Working Parents' Income Plummet £624 This Year 12 Jan 2019 11:26 #12850

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 852
  • Thank you received: 1518
And anyone who bought that might also be interested in this delightful product


This image is hidden for guests. Please log in or register to see it.
#KeKLivesMatter
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, El-dudeareno

Benefit Cap Sees Lone Working Parents' Income Plummet £624 This Year 12 Jan 2019 11:26 #12851

  • Paul-UB40
  • Paul-UB40's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 2851
  • Thank you received: 2597
El-dudeareno wrote:
What ever happen to Mr Dave Cameron’s speech (22 June 2015) :S

"Mr Cameron said he would "always make sure that work pays", while striving to reducing the tax burden on the low-paid, ensure the minimum wage reflects improvements in the economy and guarantee young people have the skills to compete in the workplace.

"When it comes to extending opportunity - there is a right track and a wrong track," he said.
"The right track is to recognise the causes of stalled social mobility and a lack of economic opportunity. Family breakdown. Debt. Addiction. Poor schools. Lack of skills. Unemployment. People capable of work, written off to a lifetime on benefits.

"Recognise those causes, and the solutions follow. Strong families that give children the best start in life. A great education system that helps everyone get on. A welfare system that encourages work - well paid work.""


www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33221966

Indeed What did happen to all that "Tory Crap, Smoke & Mirrors Rubbish", They have done the Exact opposite :evil:
Goes to show "Never trust a Politician". :(
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: El-dudeareno, TheFinnster
­