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TOPIC: Universal Credit
#167906
Re:Universal Credit 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
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What you actually said, honey! was ....

honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
There are still some daft rules in it though. It seems that if you claim carers allowance the money is taken way from the disabled person's benefit.

If someone received a benefit - yet another person actually carries out the work involved - then obviously they should be paid by the first person.


Well said...also my carers allowance goes to towards the bills.



But the money taken off your joint claim could go towards the bills just the same. Why have it separate?

If you were living apart and you had to travel there or perhaps give up work, then there is certainly a case for you having an allowance of your own, but if you have joint money in a joint claim it makes no sense to take from one benefit and give the same amount in another.
Its a waste of everyone's money to facilitate it.
 
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#167915
In The Know

Re:Universal Credit 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
Its just establishing what everyone is entitled to ... they may split up next week !
 
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#167920
Re:Universal Credit 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 3
In The Know wrote:
Its just establishing what everyone is entitled to ... they may split up next week !

All the more reason to keep it as one payment, then there is less chance of someone continuing to claim carers allowance and doing no caring. I think the universal credit was originally designed to get rid of unnecessary administration like this, but it seems to have been watered down. Maybe a bit further down the line it will all be sorted?
 
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#168229
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/31/...sh-injection-welfare

Sounds like to me it's too far gone to be reversed or scrapped.

And again what ITK said there were advanced warnings and notices about UC.

If got kids bloody pay for them. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...report-a8031411.html
 
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#168237
Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/31/...sh-injection-welfare

Sounds like to me it's too far gone to be reversed or scrapped.

And again what ITK said there were advanced warnings and notices about UC.

If got kids bloody pay for them. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...report-a8031411.html


Indeed. Why are we paying for children to be in nurseries? There is no need for it.
 
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#168241
In The Know

Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
andrew wrote:
And again what ITK said there were advanced warnings and notices about UC.

If got kids bloody pay for them. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...report-a8031411.html


They NEVER take any responsibility for their own lives, andrew ... too busy at the bookies, buying scratchcards, or eating burgers.
 
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#168297
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
In The Know wrote:
andrew wrote:
And again what ITK said there were advanced warnings and notices about UC.

If got kids bloody pay for them. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...report-a8031411.html


They NEVER take any responsibility for their own lives, andrew ... too busy at the bookies, buying scratchcards, or eating burgers.


Sounds like Thanet...bookies we're always packed and that was normally caused by mothers whom are pregnant with a push chair and kids on both sides. Their partners 'smoked outside and say I need to sign on so wait here'.

When I was on the dole about of silver scratchings blowing outside the office was amazing.

Our UC, my carers allowance and her DLA. We get by okay. No luxuries, no broadband, we don't drink or smoke and no Sky or cable.

No takeaways as we both can cook fresh meals and no frozen stuff from Iceland.
 
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#168298
Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks, 1 Day ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
In The Know wrote:
andrew wrote:
And again what ITK said there were advanced warnings and notices about UC.

If got kids bloody pay for them. www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...report-a8031411.html


They NEVER take any responsibility for their own lives, andrew ... too busy at the bookies, buying scratchcards, or eating burgers.


Sounds like Thanet...bookies we're always packed and that was normally caused by mothers whom are pregnant with a push chair and kids on both sides. Their partners 'smoked outside and say I need to sign on so wait here'.

When I was on the dole about of silver scratchings blowing outside the office was amazing.

Our UC, my carers allowance and her DLA. We get by okay. No luxuries, no broadband, we don't drink or smoke and no Sky or cable.

No takeaways as we both can cook fresh meals and no frozen stuff from Iceland.


If you ignore the junk food (which is often the cheapest way to eat unfortunately) Iceland have the basics, like chicken, vegetables and low fat mince beef very cheap.
They only seem to advertise the rubbish though.
 
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#168323
In The Know

Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
If you ignore the junk food (which is often the cheapest way to eat unfortunately) Iceland have the basics, like chicken, vegetables and low fat mince beef very cheap.
They only seem to advertise the rubbish though.


Although prices have risen recently, surely fresh veg is the cheapest (and healthiest) way to eat ?
 
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#168335
Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks ago Karma: 3
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
If you ignore the junk food (which is often the cheapest way to eat unfortunately) Iceland have the basics, like chicken, vegetables and low fat mince beef very cheap.
They only seem to advertise the rubbish though.


Although prices have risen recently, surely fresh veg is the cheapest (and healthiest) way to eat ?


No, you usually get the most calories per penny from eating fat and sugar, so the very cheapest biscuits,and "ground up chicken in batter" type of food with frozen chips is an obvious choice.
For quality and value for money though,fresh or plain unadulterated frozen is by far the best, but does need skills and equipment to make the most of it.

When people are really hard up they need very filling meals so fruit and vegetables are the first things to go.
I encourage them to use fruit in puddings (perhaps as the meal itself) such as frozen raspberries..groceries.iceland.co.uk/crops-delicious-...berries-300g/p/57661 with a wholemeal crumble and egg custard, rather than fresh.. groceries.iceland.co.uk/farmer-e2-s-mark...berries-150g/p/66700 which would have be in addition to the meal because it is so low calorie.

Families on benefits who have children under four can apply for vouchers for milk and fresh fruit and vegetables.
 
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#168341
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks ago  
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
If you ignore the junk food (which is often the cheapest way to eat unfortunately) Iceland have the basics, like chicken, vegetables and low fat mince beef very cheap.
They only seem to advertise the rubbish though.


Although prices have risen recently, surely fresh veg is the cheapest (and healthiest) way to eat ?


It is ITK the best supermarket for us is Marks and Spencer produce lasts longer also.
 
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#168360
Re:Universal Credit 2 Weeks ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
If you ignore the junk food (which is often the cheapest way to eat unfortunately) Iceland have the basics, like chicken, vegetables and low fat mince beef very cheap.
They only seem to advertise the rubbish though.


Although prices have risen recently, surely fresh veg is the cheapest (and healthiest) way to eat ?


It is ITK the best supermarket for us is Marks and Spencer produce lasts longer also.


Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!
 
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#168373
In The Know

Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!
 
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#168388
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!


And their yellow label reductions last a longer.

Honey, as I have said we don't buy luxurious items, we don't don't or smoke. I get my vinyl records second hand whilst missus bargain hunts for her clothes and it's not always primark.

Think I have got on the good side of ITK.
 
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#168402
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!


Little birdy told me that their knickers are top notch,must tell Hedda.
 
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#168446
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 5 Days ago  
Parents should do anything to get a job.
www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/20...-child-i-met-picking

You were warned.
www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.c...-to-universal-credit

Nothing to do with May, it was set up by IDS and approved by Cameron.

www.google.co.uk/search?q=universalcredi...;biw=360&bih=559

Sounds like she made a mistake in the application.
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-two-re...rsal-credit-11453141
 
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#168463
Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 5 Days ago Karma: 3
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!


A carrot is pretty much just a carrot.

The ready meals and prepared food might well be wonderful, but the codes on fresh produce reveal that it is no fresher or "better" than most other produce. In fact, it is the very same stuff from the very same place in some cases.
It is all an illusion. Pretend quality from pretend farms and pretend places.(like most supermarkets)

I am not anti M&S. They do some things very well indeed, and you have to go to Marks for the early strawberries and cherries, but only selling grade one fruit and vegetables (unblemished and straight) isn't good for the industry or environment, and a couple of spoonfuls of meat in a chicken pie isn't good value however much or little you pay for it.

I am a fan of the tinned stewing steak.
 
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#168465
Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 5 Days ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!


Little birdy told me that their knickers are top notch,must tell Hedda.


I think they are rubbish. They dont stand up to boiling like sloggis do.
 
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#168466
Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 5 Days ago Karma: 3
andrew wrote:
Parents should do anything to get a job.
www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/20...-child-i-met-picking

You were warned.
www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.c...-to-universal-credit

Nothing to do with May, it was set up by IDS and approved by Cameron.

www.google.co.uk/search?q=universalcredi...;biw=360&bih=559

Sounds like she made a mistake in the application.
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-two-re...rsal-credit-11453141


No she hasn't. This is not unusual and there is no need for it. Poor woman!
 
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#168475
andrew

Re:Universal Credit 1 Week, 5 Days ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Crikey, Andrew, You must be rolling in it to afford M&S all the time!

Quality is always cheapest in the long run, honey!


A carrot is pretty much just a carrot.

The ready meals and prepared food might well be wonderful, but the codes on fresh produce reveal that it is no fresher or "better" than most other produce. In fact, it is the very same stuff from the very same place in some cases.
It is all an illusion. Pretend quality from pretend farms and pretend places.(like most supermarkets)

I am not anti M&S. They do some things very well indeed, and you have to go to Marks for the early strawberries and cherries, but only selling grade one fruit and vegetables (unblemished and straight) isn't good for the industry or environment, and a couple of spoonfuls of meat in a chicken pie isn't good value however much or little you pay for it.

I am a fan of the tinned stewing steak.
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I wouldn't know we don't eat ready meals.
 
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