Monthly Archives: March 2013

Orwell would be jealous

The last bit of sorting my affairs out after starting a new job I had to do was informing the Housing Benefit people of my change in circumstances. I had to wait til I got my amended Tax Credit award … Continue reading

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Hardworking families

So this is a little bit late because Budget Day was yesterday: sue me, I’ve been at work. In amongst all the usual bend-over-because-here-it-comes stuff in the Budget statement was something which is clearly throwing a bone to all the … Continue reading

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From scrounger to ‘deserving poor’

So, I got a job! Yay! In the nick of time before my youngest child turns five years old in a few weeks, thus neatly avoiding being booted off the relatively fluffy Income Support onto Jobseeker’s Allowance and being treated … Continue reading

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