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.
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.