I watched the budget this afternoon and man am I so glad that the NO Voters saved us from the attacks of the Conservative Party on the poor, vulnerable, ill, disabled, low waged and public sector workers. What would we have done if we did not have the NO voters to save us from ourselves, where would we have been, Darling, Brown, Rennie, Davidson, Lamont and McDougall thank you. You protected us all from benefit cuts, and tax rises. The pain looks a bit like this:
Working-age benefits to be frozen for four years – including tax credits and local housing allowance
Tax credits and Universal Credit to be restricted to two children, affecting those born after April 2017
Higher-income households in social housing will be required to pay rents at the market rate
Reduce earnings level for tax credits withdrawal from £6,420 to 3,850.
18-21-year-olds will not be entitled to claim housing benefit automatically, with a new “earn to learn” obligation
Employment and Support Allowance payments for claimants deemed able to work to be “aligned” with Jobseeker’s Allowance for new claimants
Moves on the living wage blasted as “a con ”
Thanks to thirdforcenews for the break down.
I also loved watching that disgusting creature Iain Duncan Smith pump his fists as the poorest were paying for the inheritance tax break for the rich, wow,I love Britain and all that it stands for. It really is time for the Scottish Liberal Democrats to decide which side we are on, are we on the side of decency, honesty, caring for people or are we not! I want to see the Scottish Liberal Democrats stand up for Scotland and embrace a Social Liberal agenda for Scotland. Time to stand up and be counted.