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Where are the increases in income tax recepiets?

None. Its all txa credits + zero hours.

I think 40% of the jobs came from self employment too, so not much tax coming from that quarter.

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I think 40% of the jobs came from self employment too, so not much tax coming from that quarter.

"Self-employed" entitles you to all the in-work benefits and tax credits. An actual family with children, as opposed to a single mother, may well find that the more lucrative route: ligit income plus government money. What's not to like?

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I have not reviewed the detail. I did read that the public sector worker count dropped due to Lloyds reclassification So back to the private sector.

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I think 40% of the jobs came from self employment too, so not much tax coming from that quarter.

Im (genuinely) self employed.

Though i've not done a days graft since Feb.

Not claiming, just waving.

I don't "appear" anywhere.

Next year i'll be getting a chunky rebate.

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"Self-employed" entitles you to all the in-work benefits and tax credits. An actual family with children, as opposed to a single mother, may well find that the more lucrative route: ligit income plus government money. What's not to like?

Cant see much in it for 48 year old bloke with no sprogs.

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Oh of course less than 7% . So is Carney raising the interest rates yet? . Or has he moved the goal posts to Rio this time? I don't understand where all these jobs have come from. My local newspaper has only one job page and it has been like this for about 5years. Prior to that there were pages and pages.

Enlighten me someone please!!!

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Oh of course less than 7% . So is Carney raising the interest rates yet? . Or has he moved the goal posts to Rio this time? I don't understand where all these jobs have come from. My local newspaper has only one job page and it has been like this for about 5years. Prior to that there were pages and pages.

Enlighten me someone please!!!

We remain vigilant. Thank you for your concern.

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Well, I've been recruiting for two jobs in our warehouse - basic picking work, 40hours per week @ £7.80ph increasing to £8.90ph after probationary period (3mths). and... most people just don't want to work.

I picked 10 out of 68 applications (in the end).

- Two of them had discontinued phone numbers,

- two didn't turn up for the interview,

- one told me he's too busy for an interview (but was unemployed),

- one person worked one day and disappeared.

- one said they will only work 16hours per week

Out of the remaining 3, two got the job.

I was going to start a thread, but you probably all knew this. Oh, and the pay is very good for the work on offer (compared to other jobs).

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Cant see much in it for 48 year old bloke with no sprogs.

Its based on household income, so even if my self employed income dropped my partner's income would mean no claim available.

A savings limit once the universal credit comes in will pretty much debar most self employed claims. Self employed people by definition tend to have savings.

I think the maximum for a single person is £2740....but the claims can be pretty massive with ''sprogs'' involved.

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Well, I've been recruiting for two jobs in our warehouse - basic picking work, 40hours per week @ £7.80ph increasing to £8.90ph after probationary period (3mths). and... most people just don't want to work.

I picked 10 out of 68 applications (in the end).

- Two of them had discontinued phone numbers,

- two didn't turn up for the interview,

- one told me he's too busy for an interview (but was unemployed),

- one person worked one day and disappeared.

- one said they will only work 16hours per week

Out of the remaining 3, two got the job.

I was going to start a thread, but you probably all knew this. Oh, and the pay is very good for the work on offer (compared to other jobs).

You are mistaken. Your reality is broken. Kindly attend your nearest socialist worker re-education camp, alexw, wonderpup, wonderpups tyrell puppet and others can point you in the right direction. Don't forget your mandatory che guevera hat and chip on shoulder ensemble. message ends.

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- one told me he's too busy for an interview (but was unemployed),

How many times have I heard that one.......the busiest people are always the unemployed or retired. Basically the concept of busyness appears to adapt to what you expect to do in a day. For somebody that doesn't work being snowed under often equates to one extra task in the day that an employed person would do without thinking.

It might sound like I am having a go, but I genuinely think the brain alters its reality and given under employed circumstances we would all behave like that.

I have unemployed friends and having to do something extra can be psychological traumatic.

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Well, I've been recruiting for two jobs in our warehouse - basic picking work, 40hours per week @ £7.80ph increasing to £8.90ph after probationary period (3mths). and... most people just don't want to work.

I picked 10 out of 68 applications (in the end).

- Two of them had discontinued phone numbers,

- two didn't turn up for the interview,

- one told me he's too busy for an interview (but was unemployed),

- one person worked one day and disappeared.

- one said they will only work 16hours per week

Out of the remaining 3, two got the job.

I was going to start a thread, but you probably all knew this. Oh, and the pay is very good for the work on offer (compared to other jobs).

Maybe you picked the wrong ten.

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Well, I've been recruiting for two jobs in our warehouse - basic picking work, 40hours per week @ £7.80ph increasing to £8.90ph after probationary period (3mths). and... most people just don't want to work.

I picked 10 out of 68 applications (in the end).

- Two of them had discontinued phone numbers,

- two didn't turn up for the interview,

- one told me he's too busy for an interview (but was unemployed),

- one person worked one day and disappeared.

- one said they will only work 16hours per week

Out of the remaining 3, two got the job.

I was going to start a thread, but you probably all knew this. Oh, and the pay is very good for the work on offer (compared to other jobs).

to expensive to work, the pay isnt that great once you take rents into account.

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You are mistaken. Your reality is broken. Kindly attend your nearest socialist worker re-education camp, alexw, wonderpup, wonderpups tyrell puppet and others can point you in the right direction. Don't forget your mandatory che guevera hat and chip on shoulder ensemble. message ends.

No- the correct free market response is that the incentives on offer are insufficient to attract the right candidates. To say that 'people don't want to work' is a ridiculous statement- of course they don't want to work- that's why you have to pay them to do it.

This is basic stuff that you should have a handle on by now.

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Well, I'm happy to report the two employed are very happy, and didn't disappear after the first day!

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Well, I`ve been off work for over a year and have loved every minute.

Now my former employer wants me to go back to work!

I`ll probably work about 1 day a week and then quit after about 6 months.

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My employer has trouble employing new drivers, this leads to increased workload on the current drivers resulting in a high turnover, bit of a catch 22 situation.

As ive mentioned before the main make up of drivers in this department is the retired or almost retired age group, young guys living with parents or the part time hours family man with kids getting uplift in wages through tax credits ( one particular guy is very open about only working certain hours because of this and is unwilling to do overtime as he said he would be working for free essentially)

I find it pretty sickening that this multi billion pound company (tesco) can only attract a working age family man if part of his wage is bumped up through benefits, the greatest travesty being that other workers get money taken from them to essentially bump up their fellow workers pay packet, all because the likes of tesco will not pay a wage that does not require subsidy

The real victims of benefits are the ones that suffer low wages, full housing costs etc through benefits distorting wages and rents and once more i mention the real insult is that they are taxed to pay for this nonsense. So in essence double f**ked

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