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Sneaky Tory bastard

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LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 14-Mar-16 23:58:30

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mps-vote-1-billion-tax-7557448

ginghamcricketbox Tue 15-Mar-16 00:07:06

Have you got a reliable link , not the faily mirror.

caroldecker Tue 15-Mar-16 00:13:42

What, paying tax credits at a rate linked to the claimant's income? Can see how that is so wrong. Pay everyone £1m a day and make life better.

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 15-Mar-16 00:23:50

Just read it.

prh47bridge Tue 15-Mar-16 00:27:09

The basics in the article are correct.

Awards of tax credits are initially based on the previous year's income. If the recipient's actual income is more than their income the previous year they will have received more than their entitlement. However, if their actual income exceeds their previous year's income by less than £5,000 they are allowed to keep the overpaid tax credits. The government is reducing that figure to £2,500.

ginghamcricketbox Tue 15-Mar-16 00:28:47

There is nothing to read apart from what that idiot Mcdonall thinks.

GooseberryRoolz Tue 15-Mar-16 00:45:20

Nobody else seems to have the story yet.

I can't see any reason to doubt the Mirror on straight parliamentary reporting of a late night session.

GooseberryRoolz Tue 15-Mar-16 00:48:19

This is a BBC story from October with the back story;

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34631156

jlivingstone Tue 15-Mar-16 02:07:31

Why shouldn't tax credits be linked to income?

"Lowering the maximum annual pay rise that is disregarded to £2,500 will simply return the system to the same level as when tax credits were first introduced. By definition there will be no losers because people’s increase in income will outstrip any reduction to their tax credit award.

They are simply administering it more fairly.

What's the problem there?

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