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Raven

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« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2018, 04:14:08 PM »
Maybe Brian is going to give up his Christmas to help out in a Homeless Shelter instead. He'll enjoy making them Christmas Dinner and hearing all their stories.  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2018, 04:23:47 PM »
Payments are made during Nov & Dec. If you get any other benefits its paid at the same time as them.

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 13, 2018, 06:58:14 AM »
I was thinking that with all the mess up in Parliament, they forgotten....gmx

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« Reply #18 on: Nov 13, 2018, 03:29:11 PM »
I got my letter...today...gmx

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« Reply #19 on: Nov 13, 2018, 04:06:06 PM »
All I got were a couple of postal votes forms for some council elections. Doubtless the money will arrive in its own good time though.

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« Reply #20 on: Nov 15, 2018, 10:13:14 AM »
I wonder how many million pounds the wfa costs the government? How many people get the 300 pounds? It would be interesting to know. gmx

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« Reply #21 on: Nov 15, 2018, 10:25:57 AM »
300? I thought it was 200?
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 15, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
Depends on age. Shared between couples as well. Hardly generous. If they did the obvious thing of absorbing it into the general pension it would get annual increases instead of just sitting unchanged until inflation means administering it will eventually cost more than its value. Another political puff piece from Brown.

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 15, 2018, 02:15:29 PM »
300 per household for over eighties.  200 per household for younger pensioners.  So I get 100 as does my OH.   All goes into one pot.  😊


If it was added to pensions fortyone, it would be taxable.
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 15, 2018, 02:35:57 PM »
Are houses with 80-yr-olds colder than houses with people under 80?
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 15, 2018, 02:45:42 PM »
No, but perhaps they feel it more than us youngsters!
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 15, 2018, 03:03:14 PM »
300 per household for over eighties.  200 per household for younger pensioners.  So I get 100 as does my OH.   All goes into one pot.  😊


If it was added to pensions fortyone, it would be taxable.
True but the annual increase compounded would soon cover that. It's at least 10 years old and never been increased. I just ran a calculation. 200 at 2.5% compound for 10 years would be 256 now. Some pensioners pay no tax anyway.

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 15, 2018, 06:20:05 PM »
True but the annual increase compounded would soon cover that. It's at least 10 years old and never been increased. I just ran a calculation. 200 at 2.5% compound for 10 years would be 256 now. Some pensioners pay no tax anyway.


Most pensioners I reckon....according to Moneywise its one in five who are taxpayers.


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« Reply #28 on: Nov 15, 2018, 06:45:55 PM »
To make the admin expense worthwhile,they could increase it.

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« Reply #29 on: Nov 15, 2018, 07:10:51 PM »
Most pensioners I reckon....according to Moneywise its one in five who are taxpayers.
Are you sure? Brian reckoned pensioners disposable income was 100 a day and all apart from him had 5, 000,000 in the bank.

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