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Government wins key vote on planned 1% cap on annual benefits rises

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The government has won a crucial vote in Parliament on plans to limit annual increases in working-age benefits to 1% for the next three years.

 

MPs rejected a Labour bid to block the proposals by 328 votes to 262 after five hours of heated debate.

 

Read more.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20950691


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A cut in real terms then. They claimed that sickness and disability benefits would rise by inflation - so why is ESA rising by 1%?

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A cut in real terms then. They claimed that sickness and disability benefits would rise by inflation - so why is ESA rising by 1%?

 

ESA WRAG is only rising by 1%, support group by 2.something%


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I also notice that the Housing Benefit is also subject to the 1% inflation cap. On average social housing rent increases around 5% per year, so I now presume that the tenant will now be responsible to cover the 4% deficit?

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What they do not realise is that the increase in wages never exceeds that of inflation so in essence although you had an increase it did not cover the Cost of Living increase which normally goes up by about 5%. Although council tax went up by 5 or more percent at no time in my working life did my salary increase by the same amount!

In essence despite wage increases my spending power decreased!

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This may backfire on them as employers may use the 1% as a benchmark when deciding wage increases!

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This may backfire on them as employers may use the 1% as a benchmark when deciding wage increases!

Perhaps that's what they want!

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Would love to have a 1% pay rise :) anything would be good, not had one for years

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And what % is the MPs wages increase??????????????????????

 

 

 

Tax payers alliance report now MPs are after large % increase also local Councilors, when are the public going to get up and fight this regime of money grabbers who use so called law against its populus?


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And what % is the MPs wages increase??????????????????????

 

We're all in it together - 32%!! they want.

 

Seriously extracting the urine now!

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Tax payers alliance report now MPs are after large % increase also local Councilors, when are the public going to get up and fight this regime of money grabbers who use so called law against its populus?

 

I think we should. It seems morally wrong to me that MPs should vote to restrict other people but take even more themselves. They have too much control over their own working conditions. :evil:

 

My OH's company have been on a pay freeze for several years now.

 

HB


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We're all in it together - 32%!! they want.

 

Seriously extracting the urine now!

 

God that would be so nice!! They are having a laugh aren't they!! What do they do to deserve that!

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We're all in it together - 32%!! they want.

 

Seriously extracting the urine now!

 

Cut their expenses then.

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