Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Get the scroungers out working
Families earning more than Â£30,000 would have their entitlement to benefits cut under far-reaching reforms to the welfare system being proposed by former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith's think-tank. The Dynamic Benefits report recommends increasing support for working couples and measures to remove financial barriers to finding a job.The report concludes that under the present system some claimants are worse off if they take a job paying up to Â£15,000 a year as they face the loss of benefits. The recommendations hold to the simple principle that work is the sustainable route out of poverty.