The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...
“UKIP supports a simplified, streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap.”
ukip says, “More detailed announcements will be made in the run up to the 2015 General Election.”
Will those detailed announcements clarify if these policy ideas are no longer under serious consideration?
“Roll the mass of existing benefits into simpler categories, while ensuring every UK citizen receives a simple, non-means tested ‘Basic Cash Benefit’ (BCB)
Roll key benefits – such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Student Maintenance Grant – into a single, flat-rate BCB set at the same weekly rate as Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income Support. For students, the BCB will be termed ‘Student Vouchers’ or ‘Training Vouchers’
Allow part-time and temporary workers to continue claiming BCB until their wages reach UKIP’s proposed £11,500 personal allowance so they can take jobs without being heavily penalised by the system
Merge Child Benefit, the Child Trust…
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