Why mit­i­gate ben­e­fits law?

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

RE­GARD­ING coun­cil leader John Alexan­der and his rant about the im­pact of Univer­sal Credit on ben­e­fits claimants.

I would like an an­swer to one sim­ple ques­tion: why are you “mit­i­gat­ing” ben­e­fits leg­is­la­tion and us­ing my taxes to do it?

These poli­cies are not there to be mit­i­gated, they are in place to en­sure fair­ness for all and value for the tax­payer in not fund­ing an un­sus­tain­able life­style to those who can­not (or will not) pro­vide for them­selves.

The “bed­room tax” is a myth and it is a fair pol­icy.

If you can­not af­ford to live in a home with a spare room, then I sug­gest you move house or – per­ish the thought – get a job.


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