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    BBC News - George Osborne: Cap brought in on benefit claims

    In what is being ignored because the emphasis is on Child Benefit cuts to top earners the UK is to introduce a MAXIMUM amount a family may obtain from benefits.

    This is about time and hopefully Ireland follows suit quickly.

    No doubt there will be claims that its targeting the "POOR" but someone having a Net 26k or equivalent is NOT poor.

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    Wow, now that is innovative. The feckless family with 8 kids will not know what to do with themselves when this is applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    BBC News - George Osborne: Cap brought in on benefit claims

    In what is being ignored because the emphasis is on Child Benefit cuts to top earners the UK is to introduce a MAXIMUM amount a family may obtain from benefits.

    This is about time and hopefully Ireland follows suit quickly.

    No doubt there will be claims that its targeting the "POOR" but someone having a Net 26k or equivalent is NOT poor.
    They need every penny they can get and this is the double whammy!
    (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne on Monday dismissed a thinktank report that "British banks may need another state bailout next year and their borrowing requirements could hit 25 billion pounds ($39.5 billion) a month".
    The Brits are catching up.
    And yes lets blame everything on the Bastards Mother!

    UK finance minister dismisses fresh bank bailout scenario | Reuters
    Is Ossie doing a Lenny???

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    God bless the Queen they managed to keep STUM for a while

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    THe maximum will be 26,000 a year.

    Which is just under €31,000 per year.

    Good money if you can get it considering this is tax free!

    He told the Conservative conference the cap would be set at the amount "the average family gets for going out to work", which is about 26,000 a year.
    BBC News - George Osborne: Cap brought in on benefit claims

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    George Failed to mention the white creature in the room,, a big fecking thing with huge teeth and big ears and I forget myself what one calls them but I know that Nelly was one and in a circus and I have the same memory as them creatures and am renowned for my memory.Please send binoculars or any other suggestions to number 11 otherwise please post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    BBC News - George Osborne: Cap brought in on benefit claims

    In what is being ignored because the emphasis is on Child Benefit cuts to top earners the UK is to introduce a MAXIMUM amount a family may obtain from benefits.

    This is about time and hopefully Ireland follows suit quickly.

    No doubt there will be claims that its targeting the "POOR" but someone having a Net 26k or equivalent is NOT poor.
    +1.

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    Just read more into this,

    The Maximum benefits scheme will only come into force by 2025 and the child allowance means test comes in by 2013.

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    UK dole is only 60, or there abouts, a week.

    Is it realy possible to get 26k/year in benefits?

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    Too high a limit, but the important thing is to establish it. It can be reduced in the following years (or held as is if inflation kicks in).

    This (and the earlier announcement on child benefit) shows a government really getting stuck into a spending cris. It makes our shower of idiots look even more inept.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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