Staggered reduction of benefits

Given the cost of benefits as presented in the 2017/2018 budget - if the government performs a staggered reduction of benefits, we could easily recoup the £25mil, and improve the quality of life and perceived fairness across the island.  

This needs to be means tested, and phased out.  It was meant as a temporary measure.

In other countries, like Canada, the amount and duration of benefits is calculated, based on your contributions while employed.  You get a maximum of 45 weeks to sort your life out.  If you are permanently disabled that's a different story. 



Why the contribution is important

Because the benefits payout is a huge chunk of the budget, but people spend what they are given, and we know it is abused.  Less socialism, we simply can't afford it anymore.

by judasegg on April 06, 2017 at 05:47PM

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