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[QUOTE=cllrkevinhogg]Oh by the way whats wrong with putting wages up to a decent level so no one needs tax credits[/QUOTE]
It's not just about the drop in wages Kevin. But what will motivate people to want to work in these low paid jobs once these changes start to take hold. People will probably think that they'll be better off on the dole.

It's such a shame as it's obvious that most people don't want to spend a lifetime living on the dole and are willing to work for a low income (with the support of the tax credit as a top up), but now will unfortunately find themselves much worse off.

It's a very sad state of affairs and it doesn't send a positive message that says that we support people who want to work, just the opposite.

Most people have strong sound work ethics and want to work, otherwise why would they take low income jobs in the first place, but I'm sure that once the money in their pockets go down that they might be tempted to say sod it and join the dole. So the government will end up paying out anyway, probably more - seems daft.

I agree that firms should be made to put wages up to a decent living wage for everyone. Then no one would feel that they had to go in hand.