Reduce the amount of benefit paid to people over time
…and if over time people still can’t find a job – quite possible, right now – they’re benefits will decrease until they do not have enough to live on?
Expecting people on benefits to be able to read, write and count
And I’m sure provision will be provided to educate any who can’t, rather than letting those who for whatever reason have failed to attain these standards simply being denied benefits?
Out-of-work benefits linked to wages rather than inflation, if wages are lower
Because wages increasing more slowly than inflation is defiantly something that should be encouraged, and thus should be mirrored by the benefit system.
Set all benefits on a regional basisTaking more money out of poor areas…
No housing benefit for under 25sCompletely ridiculous; so a 24 year old unable to afford shelter with nowhere to go just…sleeps on the street?
A cap on the amount people can earn and still live in a council houseBecause with the massive surplus of affordable housing we have right now they’ll defiantly be able to find another house.
Reduce the current £20,000 housing benefit limit
Which will push those on benefits out of some more expensive areas…
Stopping the out of work being better off by having childrenBecause children don’t cost any more money so those out of work won’t need more money to give their children a half way decent quality of life.
Expecting parents on income support to prepare for work while children have free nursery careOK; so perhaps there’s something to this idea; however it worries me, slightly, that it is assumed that parents are not prepared for work and simply waiting till their children begin school; furthermore parents spending time with their newly born children is hardly something to criticise.
Getting the physically able to do full-time community work after a period out of workCommunity work…maybe…but full time community work will rob people of all time to get a job.
Sickness benefit claimants should take steps to improve their healthIt’s not even that I disagree with this so much as the completely patronising attitude that assumes that those who are ill would not try and be less ill.