Article in the Guardian today, Home Removals, about a couple with kids who are being bounced around the private sector while waiting for a council flat. An interesting one, though depressing for me, who as you know, bangs on about the same thing day in, day out as I fight, fight, fight for security.
In it though, the executive director of a campaigning charity says: "A single mum with one child needing a two-bed place would need to be Earning at least £40,000 before she could come off benefits."
Wow! Good to know! I only ever work it out weekly and with my one-bed, if I put rent + council tax + bills, I'd have to be earning at the very least £400 after tax and NI. Yesterday I looked at a social research job and the annual salary was..... £14,150 pro rata ( a six month contract only)
Oh you do the sums for me. Do they add up?