Cutting Benefits

To Reduce the amount spent on paying out benefits

After looking at the figures I was quite astonished as to how much is actually spent on paying benefit payments -  £403,486,300

£328,060,200 of which is on housing benefit alone - now if you look at the average basic annual salary being around £15,000 - you would be able to create approx 21,870 jobs for that amount

Majority of working class people struggle to get through each month and dont qualify for any benefits to help them, the reality of the matter is that most people on benefits would be worse off going out to work than they would on benefits so they choose not to bother.


Why the contribution is important

Contributing to the council's budget and financial saving

by StephanieM on September 08, 2016 at 09:31AM

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  • Posted by Moneysaver September 08, 2016 at 11:23

    More people should be given benefits and the process should be less onerous. I work in the benefits section and the amount of proof and rules and regulations any benefit claimant has to go through is just ridiculous.

    If people have money in their pocket they will go and spend it and the money will circulate and drive the economy and keep people in jobs. If people are living hand to mouth then they will only spend on the basics.

    Politicians and others contently try to hoodwink the public into "saving" money by reducing the benefit budget. Save it for what? Swiss bank accounts and offshore accounts for billionaires?
  • Posted by Celyn October 03, 2016 at 19:50

    Most people who receive Housing Benefit ARE in work.
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