Professions affected by the 1% benefits uprating cap
There have been a few media mentions this week about a report by the Children’s Society showing how parents in different professions would be hit by the Government’s 1% cap on benefits. The report itself is a Parliamentary Briefing on the Second Reading of the Welfare Up-Rating Bill, here.
The really excellent bit is this table:
They also give these some very useful real life examples of how working parents in different professions will be affected by the Bill up to 2015:
- A lone parent working as a nurse with two children, earning £530 per week – would lose £424 a year by 2015.
- A couple with 3 children, one earner a second lieutenant in the Army, earning £470 per week – would lose £552 a year by 2015.
- A lone parent working as a hairdresser with one child, earning £195 per week – would lose £296 by a year 2015.
- A couple earning £395 per week with two children, one a childminder earning £240 per week, and the other a postal worker– would lose £351 a year by 2015.