the new medical assessment for incapcity has to be amended

i fully agree that there are many on long term incapacity benefit when they coud be working part-time at least and i full agree that at some point there should be an assessment to see if they really are incapable of work.  however the way the previous government has gone about this is a disgrace.  those who have undergone lafe saving surgery, suffering from cancer are being forced to attend private medical assessments just weeks after their ops, this is to establish whether they are really unable to work (some cant even walk, let alone work, but they have to attend otherwise they get no benefit despite paying into the system for many years) and to see if they deserve any beneift – waiting 8 weeks before any benefit is paid, if they're lucky  – this is completely inapropriate, a disgrace and degrading,  they shouldnt have to beg for benefit, they are sick, they are entitled to the money, they've paid their insurance, the surgeon/consultant/gp  has signed them off – but that doesnt seem enough these days, instead we pay private companies thousands to assess claimants – this is so wrong.  if the claimants are on long term benefit i agree that they should be regularly assessed but by their own consultants/gps/surgeons – the cost of using these private companies could go those in real need who cannot work

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i fully agree that there are many on long term incapacity benefit when they coud be working part-time at least and i full agree that at some point there should be an assessment to see if they really are incapable of work.  however the way the previous government has gone about this is a disgrace.  those who have undergone lafe saving surgery, suffering from cancer are being forced to attend private medical assessments just weeks after their ops, this is to establish whether they are really unable to work (some cant even walk, let alone work, but they have to attend otherwise they get no benefit despite paying into the system for many years) and to see if they deserve any beneift – waiting 8 weeks before any benefit is paid, if they're lucky  – this is completely inapropriate, a disgrace and degrading,  they shouldnt have to beg for benefit, they are sick, they are entitled to the money, they've paid their insurance, the surgeon/consultant/gp  has signed them off – but that doesnt seem enough these days, instead we pay private companies thousands to assess claimants – this is so wrong.  if the claimants are on long term benefit i agree that they should be regularly assessed but by their own consultants/gps/surgeons – the cost of using these private companies could go those in real need who cannot work

free travel for all in full time education inlc 6th form & college

its a disgrace that those entering 6th form have to fine £500 for school tranpsort to the local 6th form – cant afford the transport, they dont do 6th form, instead they sign on the dole

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its a disgrace that those entering 6th form have to fine £500 for school tranpsort to the local 6th form – cant afford the transport, they dont do 6th form, instead they sign on the dole

there has to be time when people properly retire

in this country we have a retirement age 65 – yet we go into supermarkets and see oaps on the tills, filling shelves etc., why is this, its an absolute disgrace, we're clearly not paying enough in pensions – these jobs should be going to the youngsters who dont have an income, cant get jobs and are claiming jobseekers allowance. i have no objection to the oaps who wish to take up small part time work but when they are working to supplement their income and are taking jobs from the youngsters there is clearly something wrong with our system.  it would be much cheaper to give the penisioners more than keeping the youngsters on benefits.

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in this country we have a retirement age 65 – yet we go into supermarkets and see oaps on the tills, filling shelves etc., why is this, its an absolute disgrace, we're clearly not paying enough in pensions – these jobs should be going to the youngsters who dont have an income, cant get jobs and are claiming jobseekers allowance. i have no objection to the oaps who wish to take up small part time work but when they are working to supplement their income and are taking jobs from the youngsters there is clearly something wrong with our system.  it would be much cheaper to give the penisioners more than keeping the youngsters on benefits.

childcare payments of 70% should be stopped

usually we have children because we want them, therefore why is it necessary to give the parents a huge injection of cash to dump their kids into childcare, this is causing a huge gap between the parents and the youngsters – creating sociopaths who crave attention and join gangs, parents hould be taking their responsibility seriously and looking after and nurturing their offspring. what happened to making sacrifices when you have a family? this going out to work when the baby is 6 months old so they can afford to take a foreign holiday etc., is changing society and we the tax payer are taking on the responsibility of these kids – i dont want that responsibility, i've had my own kids and brought them up myself without handouts from the government.  why are the childless couples, the single men paying for these parents to work and have holidays and  nice things? if parents want to work, fine, work but we shouldnt be paying for it.

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usually we have children because we want them, therefore why is it necessary to give the parents a huge injection of cash to dump their kids into childcare, this is causing a huge gap between the parents and the youngsters – creating sociopaths who crave attention and join gangs, parents hould be taking their responsibility seriously and looking after and nurturing their offspring. what happened to making sacrifices when you have a family? this going out to work when the baby is 6 months old so they can afford to take a foreign holiday etc., is changing society and we the tax payer are taking on the responsibility of these kids – i dont want that responsibility, i've had my own kids and brought them up myself without handouts from the government.  why are the childless couples, the single men paying for these parents to work and have holidays and  nice things? if parents want to work, fine, work but we shouldnt be paying for it.

the payment on account re: income tax for the self employed should be abolished.

it is incredibly unfair that the self- employed have to pay their income tax in advance.  in january we have to make a payment based on the previous years figures despite earning it or not, not that we know what our profict ill be for that year until april arrives.  this is the most unfair tax ever.  we should be paying income tax on what we earn – not what the tax man thinks we  might earn

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it is incredibly unfair that the self- employed have to pay their income tax in advance.  in january we have to make a payment based on the previous years figures despite earning it or not, not that we know what our profict ill be for that year until april arrives.  this is the most unfair tax ever.  we should be paying income tax on what we earn – not what the tax man thinks we  might earn

ALL BENEFITS NEED TO BE MEANS-TESTED

i cannot belive that once my friend passed 60, he received a free bus pass, free swim pass, the winter fuel payment, got a grant to draft-proof the house he owns – great – lovely we're looking after our pensioners – except he's not a pensioner is he, ( men retire at 65) he still works full time, he and his wife are on a comfortable salary.  this is totally out of order when the real pensioners are struggling.  its about time these blanket benefits were abolished, like child benefit being paid to the prime ministers wife and the poor little single mum – its wrong.  benefits should be there for those in need.

Why is this idea important?

i cannot belive that once my friend passed 60, he received a free bus pass, free swim pass, the winter fuel payment, got a grant to draft-proof the house he owns – great – lovely we're looking after our pensioners – except he's not a pensioner is he, ( men retire at 65) he still works full time, he and his wife are on a comfortable salary.  this is totally out of order when the real pensioners are struggling.  its about time these blanket benefits were abolished, like child benefit being paid to the prime ministers wife and the poor little single mum – its wrong.  benefits should be there for those in need.