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So when businesses apply for funding to pay furlough wages, that money is not a government hand to be paid for by tax payers?
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: and14263
Bloody hell that's a rather controversial generalisation.
Not so sure it is , I spent plenty of time unemployed and living on scummy housing estates mixing with the lowest of the low , sometimes good people but sometimes not so good and just out for what they could get , beer , spirits and fags were the order of the day beans on toast or chips the menu of the day for themselves and their kids.
The problem is low education and low aspiration passed down to those kids who repeat the cycle , every town or city has those estates and the deprivation that comes with living on those estates , if they are offered free meals for their kids when they're not in school the money saved will just be spent on beer , spirits and fags to help them get through their mundane existences it won't do anything to alleviate child poverty.
I saw the writing on the wall and get myself out of the situation , sadly many choose to stay on benefits and do nothing to improve their own or their children's lives , hand outs just lead to people wanting more.
Home Office Minister Kit Malthouse insisted the government was helping low-income families through the welfare system.
He said the government had raised Universal Credit by £20 a week, adjusted housing benefit to help people with their rent and given £63m to councils to help with hardship funding.