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Can Someone Please Explain Why A Teacher On £30000 A Year Receives Tax Credits Of £105 A Week Because He Decided To Have
Children Whereas A Pensioner Has To Survive On The Same Amount?
08-09-2005, 11:28 PM
I wish I could be given the opportunity to 'survive' on £30000 a year, particularly as I don't qualify for pensioners 'tax credits' :confused:
09-09-2005, 11:43 AM
Thinks "Or did Bryn mean £105 a week, ie the pension?". Us Carrot Crunchers have to stick together.:D
08-10-2005, 10:57 PM
It`s so that the Government can rely on this persons vote. I know of others who earn above the national average wage and get Family Credit. Those honest enough to admit it have said how the family credit pays for their holidays abroad every year. The Government have effectively nationalised the family.
09-10-2005, 2:04 AM
Could you look where you found this and let me know if there is info on where a single person who earns less than £30,000 can also get some kind of benefit to boost my income as my accountant isnt telling me !!!
10-10-2005, 2:18 PM
I know I am going to be shot down in flames for this but it cost to bring up a family! I am presuming that as many of you are Pensioners you brought up a family too & probably recieved Tax Relief under the old system where the Husband was presumed to be the breadwinner.
I am a single person with no children.When I get old & decrepit I am hoping that the children of my peers will take care of me e.g as Drs & Nurses etc.I expect to work until I drop as my pension will be worth b------ all.
I see how my siblings have struggled financially to provide for their families & am happy to say that one does qualify for the tax credit.He & his wife work hard to create a home for their two boys both working shifts to enable them to provide the childcare with backup from grandparents,Aunts & Uncles but some people dont have this luxury & child care is expensive.Tax Credits for the majority probably goes for this.
Families need all the help they can get surely we can not grudge them a bit of tax relief. Lucky you to have the luxury of a taxable pension - I know that many were provided by your employer with little contribution from yourself so stop moaning. I am providing my own pension as the type of work I do has no Pension Scheme but as I said before it will probably not provide much so no chance of me retiring at 55 & persuing my hobbies,75 will probably be more accurate.
10-10-2005, 8:55 PM
The objection in the first post is not to Tax Credits per se but to the fact that someone already earning £30,000 and who has children is then given a further £105 per week, while pensioners without a private pension have to live on just the £105 per week.
Back in ye olde days, fathers did indeed get a tax allowance for the children. Then it was discovered that the fathers didn't actually hand over the allowance to the mums for the purchase of food and clothing for the children. So to stop the dads blowing the kids' money in the bookies or the pub, it was decided to pay the money direct to the mums and it was called Child Benefit.
Child Benefit is still paid today, so you cannot compare the Tax Credits of today with the tax allowance received 40/50 years ago. The Tax Credits are an additional benefit.
Lucky you to have the luxury of a taxable pension - I know that many were provided by your employer with little contribution from yourself so stop moaning.
Only people currently receiving a works pension are safe. People like myself who still have to receive the first payment don't know what will happen between now and then. Not only is there a massive deficit in the 'pay-out pot' of a lot of companies, but there is also the danger of further companies going to the wall - and taking people's pensions with them.
The only way you can guarantee a good pension with either little or no contribution from yourself is to become an MP. (What a surprise!) Public sector workers are also guaranteed that their pension pot will never be empty because it's our taxes that keep it filled.
10-10-2005, 9:11 PM
"to stop the dads blowing the kids' money in the bookies or the pub, it was decided to pay the money direct to the mums and it was called Child Benefit."
So that the mums can blow it on bingo and the National Lottery. :)
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