Why are top-rate taxpayers able to claim benefits from April under means-testing Tories?

Last Updated: March 16, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Rishi Sunak: he likes giving money to rich people who don’t need it as much as the poor people he ignores.

I have a question. Read what follows and when you get to the end, I’ll tell you what it is:

From next month, people will start to pay the 45p rate of income tax when they earn more than £125,000 – down from £150,000 at the moment.

The change was announced by the Chancellor in November.

The reduction means many people paying the top rate of tax will still be eligible for Universal Credit (UC), according to an analysis by Policy in Practice, a consultancy group.

They found that people earning up to £148,000 could technically be allowed to claim UC if they had children, rented and had high childcare costs.

My question refers to the fact that the Conservative government means-tests people claiming most benefits. Forgive me if there’s a really obvious reason that I’ve missed. It is this:

Why are people with £16k in savings denied money they need to live, but those earning almost as much per month can now claim benefits on top of that cash?

Source: Top rate taxpayers to be able to claim benefits from April after Jeremy Hunt reduced threshold

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  1. Paul Billanie March 17, 2023 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    How? My uncle is minimum wage as a delivery driver for a meals on wheels type company, he is paid for 38hrs even though he often works more leaves home around 5am and not back sometimes until gone 6pm because of traffic while on routes. He has PIP high care low mobility and is told he earns too much to get any UC but these can get UC?

  2. flttymartyn March 18, 2023 at 8:25 am - Reply

    The system is totally corrupt. MPs ‘work’ for the good of themselves and their wealthy business cronies, ‘lobbyists’ and ‘backers’. They refuse to do their job for which they were elected, which is to serve and work for the people. Parliament is not fit for purpose!

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