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    (Original post by MrFreeze3000)
    Don't see why this is an issue, just man up and deal with it.
    Poor choice of words.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    Last time I checked, the full 20% VAT is applied to most toiletries, including toilet paper, hand soap and toothpaste, whereas tampons are only at the 5% VAT rate. The term "luxury" is obviously pretty meaningless in the UK tax system as it can apply to just about anything.

    Regardless, that amount of tax is so small it's bearly noticeable.
    Yes yes that's all very well and it may only be 5% but you are not allowing for the fact that it is a fresh little golden nugget of victimhood for feminist to dig away at. 🙂👍
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    I’d suggest this is an issue of not enough money than giving them out for free
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    (Original post by paul514)
    I’d suggest this is an issue of not enough money than giving them out for free
    Or more likely: dodgy budgeting. Any of them with an iPhone or latest Samsung: poor budgeting. Any of them who could cut out a pint or two a week: budgeting. Any of them who could smoke one or two fewer **** a day: budgeting.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Or more likely: dodgy budgeting. Any of them with an iPhone or latest Samsung: poor budgeting. Any of them who could cut out a pint or two a week: budgeting. Any of them who could smoke one or two fewer **** a day: budgeting.
    If only it was that simple. But when you're waiting 5 weeks+ for your benefits to come through, no amount of budgeting on the last few pounds you have left will really help.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    If only it was that simple. But when you're waiting 5 weeks+ for your benefits to come through, no amount of budgeting on the last few pounds you have left will really help.
    I take both yours and his points but it’s more complicated.

    As it’s 20% it’s not just people on benefits with all the issues that throws up for the people who have to claim them and therefore it’s also budgeting for some people.

    So you’re both right.

    I do however maintain the lower end of the scale of people need significantly more money that’s a minimum wage of a tenner and benefits to significantly rise too OR to re jig the tax system to get rid of all consumption tax’s and add them to income tax
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    If only it was that simple. But when you're waiting 5 weeks+ for your benefits to come through, no amount of budgeting on the last few pounds you have left will really help.
    Assuming all unemployed Scottish women are in the 20% that covers, at most, about 8% and that is assuming that all unemployed people in Scotland are women. Further the whole 5 weeks argument requires, in most cases, poor budgeting to be in a situation where that is a problem because what does a rational individual do when they have an income? They set aside money for the rainy day.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Assuming all unemployed Scottish women are in the 20% that covers, at most, about 8% and that is assuming that all unemployed people in Scotland are women. Further the whole 5 weeks argument requires, in most cases, poor budgeting to be in a situation where that is a problem because what does a rational individual do when they have an income? They set aside money for the rainy day.
    You can’t set aside money on benefits don’t take the piss.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    You can’t set aside money on benefits don’t take the piss.
    No, you do it before you're on benefits or make use of parental assistance, the 5 week argument is only there when somebody starts claiming. Before they claim they were either in work and can put money aside, or were a student and in the majority of cases will be able to get an amount of parental support.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    No, you do it before you're on benefits or make use of parental assistance, the 5 week argument is only there when somebody starts claiming. Before they claim they were either in work and can put money aside, or were a student and in the majority of cases will be able to get an amount of parental support.
    That’s if they weren’t struggling before....

    Things aren’t as easy as you make out
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    (Original post by paul514)
    That’s if they weren’t struggling before....

    Things aren’t as easy as you make out
    Full time minimum wage works nets about £15k pa
    One bed rents in Edinburgh or Glasgow city centres is £600-750 a month of £ 7,200-£9000 per annum. This drops to £400-600 a month (£4,800-7,200 pa) outside the city centres
    Transport could be as low as generally free or about £50 per month for a travel pass, £600 p/a
    Utilities you're looking at about £100 per month, call it £1500 for the whole year including internet

    Here we have non food "essentials" covered with £6,300-£11,100 spent leaving about 4-9k

    Food wise you can healthily eat on £20 a week or about £1k p/a still leaving £3-8k p/a

    Budgeting, we're talking about Scotland, not London.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Full time minimum wage works nets about £15k pa
    One bed rents in Edinburgh or Glasgow city centres is £600-750 a month of £ 7,200-£9000 per annum. This drops to £400-600 a month (£4,800-7,200 pa) outside the city centres
    Transport could be as low as generally free or about £50 per month for a travel pass, £600 p/a
    Utilities you're looking at about £100 per month, call it £1500 for the whole year including internet

    Here we have non food "essentials" covered with £6,300-£11,100 spent leaving about 4-9k

    Food wise you can healthily eat on £20 a week or about £1k p/a still leaving £3-8k p/a

    Budgeting, we're talking about Scotland, not London.
    There’s all sorts of bills not listed there and it assumes no pre existing commitments of debts.

    The world isn’t as straight forward as you’re making it
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Assuming all unemployed Scottish women are in the 20% that covers, at most, about 8% and that is assuming that all unemployed people in Scotland are women. Further the whole 5 weeks argument requires, in most cases, poor budgeting to be in a situation where that is a problem because what does a rational individual do when they have an income? They set aside money for the rainy day.
    When you transfer from JSA to universal credit, you'll be waiting 5 weeks too. Just how does one save on £57 a week?

    And then there are those who are waiting months for it to be sorted.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    When you transfer from JSA to universal credit, you'll be waiting 5 weeks too. Just how does one save on £57 a week?

    And then there are those who are waiting months for it to be sorted.
    Right, okay, when did JSA stop being benefits?

    (Original post by paul514)
    There’s all sorts of bills not listed there and it assumes no pre existing commitments of debts.

    The world isn’t as straight forward as you’re making it
    List the bills not covered by gas and electric that are not discretionary spending?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    List the bills not covered by gas and electric that are not discretionary spending?
    How about council tax, clothing and children for a start
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    (Original post by paul514)
    How about council tax, clothing and children for a start
    Child benefit
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    (Original post by paul514)
    You can’t set aside money on benefits don’t take the piss.
    I lived of benefit when I had depression for 5 years I never when without food paid my bills on time and I ever managed to save money £10 a week.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Full time minimum wage works nets about £15k pa
    One bed rents in Edinburgh or Glasgow city centres is £600-750 a month of £ 7,200-£9000 per annum. This drops to £400-600 a month (£4,800-7,200 pa) outside the city centres
    Transport could be as low as generally free or about £50 per month for a travel pass, £600 p/a
    Utilities you're looking at about £100 per month, call it £1500 for the whole year including internet

    Here we have non food "essentials" covered with £6,300-£11,100 spent leaving about 4-9k

    Food wise you can healthily eat on £20 a week or about £1k p/a still leaving £3-8k p/a

    Budgeting, we're talking about Scotland, not London.
    People on low wages jobs also get in work benefits
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    (Original post by looloo2134)
    Child benefit
    Child benefits don’t exactly cover all the costs of raising a child
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