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:

welfareupratingtable

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.

You can read further Children’s Society briefings here.

Advertisements

Posted on January 8, 2013, in Welfare and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: