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to wonder what benefits will get the chop from the £12 billion of cuts?

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steiner8 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:22:39

Just that really. I'm wondering which benefits are going to go or be significantly cut. Anyone have any idea?

enviousllama Sun 21-Jun-15 18:34:08

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OddBoots Sun 21-Jun-15 18:38:20

I wouldn't be surprised if they looked at the demographics of those who voted in the GE and shaft the non-voting groups and protect the voting groups.

HelenaDove Sun 21-Jun-15 18:39:52

Dont be too sure of that envious.

Custardcream14 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:42:19

I'm young and a woman, what exactly could they do that would change for me?

Pensfriends Sun 21-Jun-15 18:42:20

I heard, although of course it's all speculation until July 8th that they were considering reducing tax credits by £800 a year per child. If that happens it will be absolutely devastating for us, as I'm sure it will be for lots of other people. I'm feeling quite worried about it really.

How does it work? Do the cuts take place immediately or in the next tax year?

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 21-Jun-15 18:43:04

George Osborne has ideas that he will be the next leader of the party. With that in mind I'd expect him to limit any effect on their core voters so if there are changes to pensions I'd expect it to done very carefully in order to avoid vote loss.

Patricia909 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:44:38

I would cut mortgage tax relief for buy to let landlords. £6 billion saved.

steiner8 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:44:52

Where did you hear that Pensfriends?

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 21-Jun-15 18:45:39

Custard it depends on your situation. Are you a full time working, home owning person who will have an income sufficient to support any children you may have through school and university without using state facilities?

steiner8 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:46:21

Totally agree Patricia909. I suspect they will cut a lot of benefits to the rich as well as they want to get rid of the deficit and they can't do that just by cutting benefits to the poor.

manicinsomniac Sun 21-Jun-15 18:46:29

I think they'll end the state pension for those in work but from a date in the future that isn't going to affect their current 'grey vote' (so, say anybody who is currently working now needs to start making their own provision). I'm not entirely against this. I mean, I don't think anybody should be left without enough money in their old age but, someone like me, who will be paying into the teachers' pension scheme for around 45 years - why should I need a state pension?

I hope they don't do anything to disabled benefits.

I don't think there are any benefits that are received by women or by young people are there? (I mean exclusively women and young people that is, obviously there are young and women on benefits!)

SpendSpendSpend Sun 21-Jun-15 18:47:22

Dh was telling me about this last night. We dont claim any benefits but it made me really sad that people will struggle even further.

This saying has been repeated many times but its true...

"The rich are getting richer and the poorer are getting poorer"

needmorespace Sun 21-Jun-15 18:48:22

Of course it won't affect pensioners (or at least current pensioners). It will probably affect the generations post baby boomers. I am assuming that there will be an increase the retirement age (again).

I'm also guessing:

Child Benefit
Child Tax Credits/Working Tax Credits

manicinsomniac Sun 21-Jun-15 18:48:23

Oh, and I also think they'll get rid of child benefit. Which again, I agree with as long as they increase the benefits of those who need them to include former child benefit. Again, to use myself as an example, there is no point paying me the small sum of child benefit when I earn £40000 a year. It's a waste of money that could be given to those who need it.

ilovechristmas1 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:48:42

pensioners wont be affected,they have done nicely out of the Cons and im sure will continue

slightly of topic but have just found out when UC comes to my area my ESA (or the disabled part) will drop if i have a change of circumstances by £40 a week,god help if they want to take more of that

change of circumstance covers a huge amount,i dont think some realise whats ahead

TheHumourlessHarpy Sun 21-Jun-15 18:48:49

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CharityBarnum Sun 21-Jun-15 18:48:52

Any of these, again.

DoingTheBestICan Sun 21-Jun-15 18:49:32

Speaking for myself and myself alone we could manage without our CB, I'd rather people like myself went without it than a family who need it to buy food.

enviousllama Sun 21-Jun-15 18:50:29

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BathtimeFunkster Sun 21-Jun-15 18:52:03

they want to get rid of the deficit and they can't do that just by cutting benefits to the poor.

They don't give a fuck about the deficit, it's just a pretext for dismantling the welfare state.

They won't do anything about massive state subsidies for the wealthy, because forcing working people to pay tax to line the pockets of the rich is what the stories are all about.

And apparently a significant number of English people.

DevonFolk Sun 21-Jun-15 18:52:38

I too have heard that it will be tax credits. I'm bracing myself sad I'm a LP and I rely heavily on both child and working TCs.

TheFairyCaravan Sun 21-Jun-15 18:54:16

I dread to think. I mean why would they make everyone pay their fair share when they can just hurt the poor, sick and disabled? That would be too easy.

ilovechristmas1 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:54:19

what a smack in the face for 18-25yrs old that work and pay tax and NI

their good enough to pay in but will get no help if needed


enviousllama Sun 21-Jun-15 18:57:42

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