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    (Original post by PQ)
    If it's such an easy life then have some kids and get claiming.
    Many do...
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    absolutely not ....
    as an additional rate tax payer I am happy to pay my taxes to fund welfare.

    (the immigration issue is a separate issue)

    either you are very naive or you are a troll ....
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    (Original post by moggis)
    Oh.

    Never mind.

    Hopefully you will get on the housing ladder one day.
    i am on the housing ladder. I'm about to buy my 2nd property.

    Cash money brah, got my first house when i was 21.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    i am on the housing ladder. I'm about to buy my 2nd property.

    Cash money brah, got my first house when i was 21.

    I stand well and truly corrected.


    All I got at 21 was the key to the door.

    Whatever the ***** that's meant to be.
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    (Original post by moggis)
    I stand well and truly corrected.


    All I got at 21 was the key to the door.

    Whatever the ***** that's meant to be.
    Poor fella! Yep so we're not all poor and without home ownership etc
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    I'm not certain but my suspicion is OP looked at the maximum amounts for every benefit and added them to a random wage not giving a **** that as your earnings go up your benefit entitlements go down. And then adding on the random wage to the amount they made up just to make a nice sensational thread title.
    I believe the OP got the figures from up his bottom, but your explanation works too.
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    (Original post by redferry)
    They do pay housing benefit to the claimant, but it will all go on rent unless they fancy being kicked out their home.

    People don't realise that housing benefit is a CHEAP option as it costs less than putting people onto hostels etc.
    Yeah people seem to think housing benefit is paid just to be nice, as opposed to it coming out on top in a cost/benefit analysis.

    Having said that, high rents are often kept that way to a certain extent through housing benefit. Landlords can charge it as they it'll come from government. If it wasn't paid (of at least paid at a lesser amount) then rent might come down a bit for all of us.

    I do remember a lot of people sweating when the government decided to start paying housing benefit money to the claimant as opposed to directly to the housing association. The fear being that some people - with the money in hand - might go spend it down the offy or with their dealer instead of paying rent. It wasn't necessarily justified given it was a contemptuous condemnation of people on benefits but from working in this sector (though to be fair, relying on the budgeting skills of tens of thousands of random people is not a good position at all) I promise you budgets were slashed by housing associations and their contractors not inconsiderably on this alone.

    Was scurrry yo.
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    (Original post by Alice__90)
    Which is why I said "unless you live in London." In which case £34k wouldn't go very far.
    I imagine a large proportion of claimants do live in london
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    (Original post by redferry)
    Or perhaps he is a troll that swings between pretending to be really right wing and rich and loving Jeremy Corbyn and the socialist cause [1]

    [1] ChaoticButterfly http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5#post59787135


    Reference your work, jeez.
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    (Original post by redferry)
    I imagine a large proportion of claimants do live in london
    Of course, but not everyone would get that amount of housing benefit. I live in a cheap area in the midlands and our local housing allowance is £433 per month.
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    (Original post by Alice__90)
    Of course, but not everyone would get that amount of housing benefit. I live in a cheap area in the midlands and our local housing allowance is £433 per month.
    Obviously, but a large proportion would!
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    [1] ChaoticButterfly http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5#post59787135


    Reference your work, jeez.
    That's my day job, it isn't about to spill over onto here
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Poor fella! Yep so we're not all poor and without home ownership etc

    It's a relief to know.

    (Funnily enough ,I've never had the slightest desire to own property but because it's incredibly hard to find decent places to rent if you have no discernible income I had little choice in the end but I feel so guilty about owning something that's going up in value without my earning it that I spend much of my time living in a tent in my garden just to prove to myself that I dont need a ****** house.

    My cat seems very happy with this arrangement)
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    (Original post by moggis)
    It's a relief to know.

    (Funnily enough ,I've never had the slightest desire to own property but because it's incredibly hard to find decent places to rent if you have no discernible income I had little choice in the end but I feel so guilty about owning something that's going up in value without my earning it that I spend much of my time living in a tent in my garden just to prove to myself that I dont need a ****** house.

    My cat seems very happy with this arrangement)
    Oh how terrible, how do you survive? Why hold cash either since it gains interest? why buy any assets such as a car or a piece of clothing since it might go up in value. THE HORROR!!
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    (Original post by Alice__90)
    Those numbers are totally wrong. That much housing benefit works out as over £1000 a month. Unless you live in London I don't know anyone whose rent would be that high.
    As I recall, my mum's old three bedroom house here in Milton Keynes cost about that much.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Example: 2 kids with single parent working part time.

    2 Kids:
    Child Tax credit: 9,495 per year
    Child benefit: 1076 per year
    Housing Benefit: 13,520 per year
    Annual Salary: 9,850

    TOTAL BENEFITS BEFORE TAX: 24k it's nearly 34k tax free.

    You would need a grad salary of 46k per year for an equivalent salary.

    Discuss?

    No wonder we have immigrants from the EU flooding here, no wonder we have so many single parent households.

    It was the British people that voted for Labour and the Welfare state, Wealthy people are ofcourse against. Its called democracy OP.

    Welfare ought to be reduced if you don't care about the poor, disabled or immigrants.

    Expansionary fiscal policy, is good for the economy. I mean the people that get benefits spend the money which can benefit everyone.

    We ought to rescrict the people that can recieve benefits, never immigrants or people that can work. Only the most desperate in our society, that should be British values.
 
 
 
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