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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Re: Pretty good for public sector IT

"If you really want to simplify the benefits system, just give everyone a minimum income of £100 a week."

The basic state pension is currently £113.10/week. So pensioners are straight away losing £681.2 per year.

Personal Independence payments can go up to £138.05 a week.

The only people who are better off are those on JSA or Tax Credits. But even they may get Housing Benefit of up to £250/week, council tax benefit and no doubt other top ups.

I'm in favour of a minimum income/basic income/civil income. But if it's set at a single flat rate it would disadvantage a lot of people or cost a helluva lot more than we're paying now.

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