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Labour Council introduce 'Disability Tax' to take 70% of disabled people's benefits watch

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    Thoughts on this? The Labour party in Plymouth have decided this is the best way to balance their books:

    http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Hund...ail/story.html
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    (Original post by Ace123)
    Thoughts on this? The Labour party in Plymouth have decided this is the best way to balance their books:

    http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Hund...F02k3OBxEDs.01
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    The link doesn't appear to be working.
    it should be working, have redone the link anyway & it is working
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    (Original post by Ace123)
    it should be working, have redone the link anyway & it is working
    Yes it is - thanks.

    Well this clearly seems like a bad move from first glance. However it is particularly annoying to see the crocodile tears from Tories. Their party is the one which has left councils in very awkward positions.

    This quote from Gary Streeter, Tory MP, stood out:

    I know Plymouth City Council is struggling to make ends meet, but some recent decisions, including this one, suggest that the most vulnerable are particularly hit.
    Two words Gary. Bedroom tax.
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    (Original post by Ace123)
    Thoughts on this? The Labour party in Plymouth have decided this is the best way to balance their books:

    http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Hund...ail/story.html
    So what they are saying is that they are receiving DLA to meet the costs of personal care on account of their disability.

    Plymouth City Council is providing them with care.

    Plymouth wants to take into account 70% of their DLA in determining what they have to pay for that care.

    They think it is wrong that 70% of the money they receive to meet the cost of personal care should have to be used towards meeting the cost of personal care.

    Have I got that right?
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    Two words Gary. Bedroom tax.
    I'm trying to sort my tax return out. I don't apper to be able to find anything for bedroom tax on the forms. Where and how do I pay this bedroom tax?
 
 
 
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