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Benefit Caps Kick In


Nov 4, 2009
Not before time either!


Sarah Burns, a single mother, told the BBC she would lose more than £90 of the more than £500 she receives every week.She said: "Obviously we will have to cut down on shopping bills. And we'll have to cut our use of gas and electricity. It's really that serious.
"Activities that the children do, like school trips and scout cubs, I probably won't be able to afford anymore."

My heart bleeds for you..... I think the government should be sending junior economists into some of these affected homes to explain basic budgeting and money management. This ridiculous simpleton was earning £2,400 per month and has now been reduced to £2,000. Her immediate reaction is how she'll have to cut down on gas and electric... How about cutting off your Sky package, or reducing your weekly nails appointment to once every fortnight.

How someone cannot live on £500 per week is completely beyond me!