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The £53 question

The debate about how far £53 goes is really not a sensible debate. It is possible to feed yourself reasonably cheaply, but there are other costs of course.

One issue which concerns me, for example, is bus fares for young unemployed people. Young people in Yardley now have go to Solihull Job Centre. From April 2013 the applicable amount for a young single person is in fact £56.80. (It was 56.25 so I am not sure where the sum of £53 comes from).

For someone on £56.80 per week the bus fares to Solihull and back are £3.90 per day. That does allow travel anywhere. However, this is a material amount of the cash they get each week.

I have raised this with the Job Centre authorities, but it appears that they did not take this into account when shifting the signing location.

Comments

Jake Maverick said…
back to censoring posts again john?
Jake Maverick said…
'national security' thing was it?
thought you had started to behave yourself....


and 56.80 a week is still 56.80 more than what i get, over seven years now...actually on negative money as you ******* still steal from me? that is just nasty pettiness that doesn't make sense, but i guess when you pay people to rape, torture and the rest you can't really be surprised they line their own pockets when they know they have immunity from prosecution...

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