Families £891 worse off from April, new figures show

Families will be an average of £891 worse off from next week because of tax rises and cuts to tax credits and benefits introduced since 2010, according to new figures.

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Families will be an average of £891 worse off from next week because of tax rises and cuts to tax credits and benefits introduced since 2010, new figures suggest.

Changes to tax, tax credits and benefits since 2010 will mean that families are £17 a week worse off in the 2013/14 financial year, according to the figures published by the Labour Party.

Based on data published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in its Green Budget in February and its post Budget briefing earlier this month, the figures show the extent to which living standards are being squeezed by George Osborne’s policy of austerity.

Meanwhile, from 6 April, 13,000 people earning over £1 million will receive an average tax cut of £100,000.

The measures coming in next month include:

From Monday 1 April, changes to council tax and housing benefit will mean:

  • 2.4 million families on low incomes will pay on average £138 more in council tax in the year 2013/14 as a result of cuts to council tax benefit, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
  • 660,000 people will lose an average of £728 per year or £14 a week as a result of the bedroom tax, according to figures from the IFS.

From Saturday 6 April, changes in the new tax year include:

  • the top rate of income tax will be cut from 50p to 45p. This will benefit 267,000 people earning over £150,000, including 13,000 people earning over £1 million who will receive an average tax cut of £100,000, according to figures from HMRC.
  • child benefit will be frozen for a third year, while tax credits and other working-age benefits will be increased by just 1 per cent. These real terms cuts will affect 9.7m households, of which 7.3m (or 75 per cent) are working households according to the IFS.
  • the personal allowance for those aged under 65 will rise to £9,440 but the higher rate threshold will fall to £41,450.
  • changes to the age-related allowance – the so called ‘granny tax’ – will see 3.6m pensioners lose £68 a year and 360,000 people turning 65 this year lose £268, according to the IFS.

87 Responses to “Families £891 worse off from April, new figures show”

  1. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  2. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  3. Cole

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  4. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  5. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  6. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  7. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  8. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  9. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  10. Cole

    So, having exposed your inability to do maths or read the article properly, all you can now say is that you don’t believe the figures. Oh, and some childish abuse. Pathetic.

  11. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  12. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  13. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  14. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  15. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  16. excoitare

    Correct me if the figures are wrong: [1] The 13000 on £1m + = £130m [2] The 167000 paying 5p less = £2b. (give or take a couple of £m.)

    So if a Tory govt. wishes to reduce the interest payments on previous over borrowing, it can tax the poor because they won’t be voting Tory. It’s a nasty short-term political strategy, not an economic or social one. After all, there is no such thing as society. Oh, dear, what are all the sociologists doing then?

    The plans on schools and NHS are equally pointless as hitting the less well off in society. but that’s the point. The small saving is swamped by a chorus of anger which defeats the simple-mined policies. To be more and more hated can in the end have a political effect. In this case they may well be out in the cold for 2 terms.

    These are Trojan Horse Policies.Inside each of which is a simple desire to create mayhem in areas of society the Tories have no interest in but see an opportunity to invest in, such as the destroyed NHS. Opportunities to make money out of the privatised NHS will be astronomical.

    Won’t be long before Richard Branson pops up in the operating theatre, doing a poor imitation of an Al Bowlly song a la The Singing Detective – just as you going under the anaesthetic – offering you cheap flights to New York and comprehensive medical insurance.

  17. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  18. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  19. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  20. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  21. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  22. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  23. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  24. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  25. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  26. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  27. Cole

    The right whingers need to get their story straight. Either the 50% tax was so high that hordes of talented and essential bankers fled the country, or it raised so little it was pointless and could be safely scrapped. You can’t have it both ways.

  28. con

    Then let’s see the numbers behind the claim 13,000 people are going to get an average of £100k tax cut each. The numbers are ball’s. So they’re Balls’s. Or Milipede shite. Did you see dickhead Byrne ‘sorry the money’s all gone’ twat doing the studio rounds this weekend. He shouldn’t be out in public.
    Now the numbers, no, thought not.

  29. Cole

    Have you been drinking?

  30. mikeknoth

    £45000 POOR LITTLE THINGS HOW HARD DONE BY THE WEALTHY AREN’T
    NMOBODY IS FALLING FOR OSBOURNE’S LIES ANYMORE ONLY THE WEALTHY BELIEVE HIM WONDER WHY

  31. con

    The numbers?

  32. mikeknoth

    CON SAY NO MORE THEY DO EXACTLY WHAT THEIR NAME SUGGESTS

  33. con

    Yeah but maybe Branson won’t kill you and fudge the numbers.

  34. frank100

    But, there are many getting several millions a year, multiply 45000 by 3 ,4 or 5 and you arrive at a far higher figure.

  35. frank100

    So, the best argument you can finish with is a pile of abuse, just the type to be easily taken in by a lot of inaccurtate stories in the billionaire owned right wing press.

  36. frank100

    phowee! insults are no argument, Simply used to cover an ignorent attitude/.

  37. frank100

    You wouldn’t be able to follow the calculations even if they were given you on a plate

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