Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Quote of the Day

George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer speaking about limiting the number of children benefits would cover.

"How can we justify that people in work have to weigh up the costs of having another child when those out of work don't?"


thor42 said...

**Excellent stuff**, and it's about time!

I'm still not convinced that our own government's policy is anywhere near strong enough in this area.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Thor 42, "Our government's policy" is to work test the parent when a child added to a benefit reaches 1 year-old (if the older siblings are school age). I agree, it's not strong enough.
Time-limiting welfare availability over a lifetime is clear and simple (with capped exemptions for outliers).