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12 Jan
The furore over whether people in poverty can be trusted with vouchers reminds me that, over the years, I’ve come across many people, some in low waged jobs and some, for various reasons not working. A thread about poverty, taking responsibility and budgeting. 1/n
Here are the stories of 3 women (yes, they are all women) who I met around the time the bedroom tax was introduced and who are typical of others I have come across in respect of the care they take with what little money they have 2/n
Woman A fell foul of the gradual increase in pension age for women that started from 2010 under the provisions of the Pensions Act 1995. She missed the deadline to collect her pension at 60 by 4 weeks. As a result she was also subject to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme 3/n
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