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Osbourne Caps Total Amount Of Benefits

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For the first time, we will introduce a limit on the total amount of benefits any one family can receive. And the limit will be set according to this very simple principle. Unless they have disabilities to cope with, no family should get more from living on benefits than the average family gets from going out to work.

No more open-ended chequebook. A maximum limit on benefits for those out of work, set at the level that the average working family earns.

Money to families who need it, but not more money than families who go out to work. That is what the British people mean by fair - and we will be the first government in history to bring it about.

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Faisal Islam (C4 Economics bloke) tweets:

Prediction: the crowd pleasing avg family limit on benefits will be fiscally utterly irrelevant, affect a few hundred, maybe low thousands

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Nick Robinson:

Update 1246: A government source has just told me that the chancellor's benefits cap is more a "symbol" than a policy whose implications have been fully worked out and will produce real savings.

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Need more detail on this: is he talking about the net average wage per person?

Anyway, clearly he's not saying that those on benefits should have LESS than the average working family. Still unfair.

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And then a fews secs later he tweets:

My understanding: benefit cap will be about £500 per week post tax Introduced by 2013,
tens of thousands affected

A total benefit cap confirmed on BBC News at 1pm. Set 'at the average earnings of a working family'. Thus around £500 a week.

Excludes disabilities.

Edited by juvenal

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Give money to the banks, support the arms industry and the leeches in the MOD, smash the peasants. Nice.

Sounds like good old class war to me. Good old sectarianism.

This country seems unable to move forward...

Edited by gruffydd

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Give money to the banks, support the arms industry, smash the peasants. Nice.

Sounds like good old class war to me.

Hush - it is only class war when the poor ask for some more crumbs from the table.

When a politician who has never had a proper job, and is the heir to a fortune, lectures the poor about their "lifestyle" choices then it is strong governance.

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Hush - it is only class war when the poor ask for some more crumbs from the table.

When a politician who has never had a proper job, and is the heir to a fortune, lectures the poor about their "lifestyle" choices then it is strong governance.

Sorry, forgot ;)

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Being reported on politicshome that it does include LHA, so if a family gets the max 400 per week LHA they then get 93 quid a week max in addition.

That probably won't even cover the council tax...

Can't see this happening, they'll all move over on disability/sickness bennies to get round it.

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That's £26,000 a year, still too much.

Of course the few feckless breeders who have produced 12 children are really going to feel the pinch. (Better start maiming them now to get the disability benefit. ;) )

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But, but but, we can't cap bankers bonuses innit.

That is because all Govt's like the cash banks generate to be paid in bonuses because it is taxed at 40 to 50%. Whereas if they keep the cash as profits it is paid at 28% for corp tax.

More money to pay for the welfare state with bonuses, this is why McDoom encouraged the worlds banking elite to move to London.

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