Friday, 22 October 2010

Better Off Working Shock

Case study from Plymouth:

TAMMY MEWETT, aged 30, from Honicknowle, has five children aged between three and 14. She gets about £300 a week in Income Support, Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit. She also gets Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, paid separately.
She said: "They have calculated I would be better off if I was working."
Why did anyone have to calculate that?

1 comment:

  1. Hard to imagine that she would be. She would need a job that brings in £300 a week, plus rent and council tax for a house big enough for the six of them, plus the tax on top of it all.

    That's a £30,000+ job isn't it? Is it likely she's going to find that after a life time on her back?