This could work, as long as they tapered it down enough that they cant live on it, also have really clear details on how it will be tapered and so people know exactly what they need to do. This along with more affordable CC and some more ways to help people get back to work would prob work well. Although this wouldnt change the current law because those going from PP to NS have already been on the payments for 6-8 years, or would you still boost their for a few months then taper?
From what I have read most people cant really live off what it is now so maybe back down to what it is?? What is PP?? I suppose it should only really apply to those just out of work or maybe you can choose when you get the 3 month 'leg up' so if say like us we have savings we can choose to delay it for 3 months and rely on it when the going gets tough.
That way those alrady on the lower payment can choose to take the 3 months but it tapers down afterwards if they havent found employment...maybe the higher payments are an incentive to get work cause it is easier to never have than have and have it taken away... hmmmm
The government should be working more with private enterprise and supporting small businesses to create jobs. They should be coming up with ways of easing the extreme costs of renting or buying a home, and essentials like electricity. In Newcastle where I live thousands of job opportunities have been lost to the government succumbing to minority groups who have their priorities wrong.
People need and want a hand up, not a hand out, increasing the newstart payment, (whilst I agree it needs to be increased somewhat) does not solve the problem of high cost housing, high cost utilities and massive job cuts across the country.
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I can't believe that it could even be brought up as a serious suggestion that people deliberately not be given enough to survive
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