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Advice for Emma and Ed

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by patsyjo4 (U15499818) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    I work for CAB so have checked the entitlement for them.
    Besides child benefit of £33.70 per week, they should also get
    £23.27 per week towards rent
    £159.39 per week in working and child tax credits.
    Together their wages are £250 plus whatever maintence is paid by Will.

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Alyson6 (U14274714) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    No need to be on the breadline then.

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    Depends if you've got savvy enough SWs who know the stuff and write it into the script. Otherwise they go on living in a parallel world set in one of Thomas Hardy's novels.

    Not holding my breath.

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by elizabeth church (U14285872) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    Apart from anything else they don't seem to overspend-
    Vicky seems to be always splashing out on things- such as for Phoebe's room, for the baby etc.
    Daryl and Elona always spending.
    Emma had spent the water bill money, they still don't have any food.
    I don't understand it.

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Apple-Cart (U9035861) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    They have loans to repay as well, connected to the car but also I think to the dairy and who knows what else.

    I'm not convinced Ed's business brings in anything like 250/week, especially with vets bills etc.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by abzacois (U11226866) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    Apart from anything else they don't seem to overspend-
    Vicky seems to be always splashing out on things- such as for Phoebe's room, for the baby etc.
    Daryl and Elona always spending.
    Emma had spent the water bill money, they still don't have any food.
    I don't understand it. 
    Very true. Their shopping trolley has been free from male calves, moses
    baskets and child transport systems. They haven't even splashed out on butter.
    I am surprised that anyone with Horrorbin blood is ignorant about Benefits.

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by rusticreg (U15456956) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    I don't think they even indulge each other with little 'treats' - and given how miserable she is I wonder when was the last time Ed splashed out on Emma ?

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Countrycrone (U14829056) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    I don't know of any parents on a low/lowish income who do not claim the tax credits they are entitled to. It is openly discussed among them with no shame - and I live in an Ambridgy sort of village. Housing benefit and with it Council Tax benefit is not so well known about as people seem to assume it is an out-of -work benefit and do not realise they can claim if they are working/self employed. Or that it is a graduated benefit - decreasing if your income falls and increasing if it rises. But I fail to understand how Ed and Emma do not know about these things. Everybody I know in this situation does and having 'too much pride' to claim entitlements went out with my parents' generation - I am in my sixties.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    www.guardian.co.uk/c...

    Well, if VW wanted to paint herself into a corner, and get herself embarrassingly centre stage for an appallingly developed SL, and which almost everyone on this message board has been saying for weeks, then read this broadside.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Peggy Monahan (U2254875) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    www.guardian.co.uk/c...

    Well, if VW wanted to paint herself into a corner, and get herself embarrassingly centre stage for an appallingly developed SL, and which almost everyone on this message board has been saying for weeks, then read this broadside. 


    Unfrtunately then if you read the vast majority of the comments underneath it she would feel justified.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by virtual_jan (U13662056) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Polly got it wrong when she said the vast majority of messages on here do not mention benefits that Ed and Emma could be getting- there has been thread after thread on the subject for weeks now! I went on an online benefits calculator weeks ago and worked out the minimum they would be getting and posted it on here, many others have done the same or similar. All attempts to pose questions about benefits to Tayler have resulted in vagueness and offers to pass our comments on to the prod team.

    It is clear the scriptwriter do not intend to include any mention of tax credits etc. or they would have popped a mention in of them by now as an insert. This is either a Tiny Tim story building up to Christmas or a with one bound they were free story which will conclude happily when Rhys changes his mind about that fantastic job offer with Fallon and Emma can then take his shifts at The Bull.

    v_j

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by ruralsnowflakebliss (U8131914) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    I love the stuff about the message board and the happily poor/ charity shops stuff........

    Well picked up on

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by ruralsnowflakebliss (U8131914) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Hah snork.. collapsed at the lentils and porridge and Laura Ashley party dresses for a pound

    "O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!"

    However in fairness there has been lots of sensible fgs go to the CAB!

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Seveek (U13636812) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    ‘Polly got it wrong when she said the vast majority of messages on here do not mention benefits that Ed and Emma could be getting’

    It may be my eyesight but I’ve read it three times and am unable to see that she wrote or even implied that we do not mention benefits on here.

    She did write that very few mention government policy but I don’t think that is the same thing.

    I did not like the article and found it poorly argued but I think your criticism is misplaced.

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  • Message 15

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by snarklehound (U15065053) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    I don't think they even indulge each other with little 'treats' - and given how miserable she is I wonder when was the last time Ed splashed out on Emma ?  Yes, indeed. As Joe pointed out last week, some things are still free.

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  • Message 16

    , in reply to message 9.

    Posted by Abby33 (U6428266) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    So I asked about the benefits and the vague reply was that maybe Ed and Emma hadn't heard of them. This stretches credulity: the take-up rate is high. 

    This was from the article and really makes you think that they don't do their homework-they may not have done, but Ed and Emma would have done. Even if they hadn't I would have thought that their local CAB was their first port of call.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Well, it looks increasingly as if the Editor has ordered that such discussion be specifically taken out of scripts.

    It is absolutely inconceivable, as many, many on this mb have said for literally weeks, that [a] SWs, and [b] characters in a soap in a thread devoted to rural poverty, would NOT have raised the whole business of benefits etc etc.

    It can only be that for the sake of sensationalising the SL, all talk of benefits from ANYONE who knows Ed / Emma, from Dopey [Chair of local NFU wouldn't mention them? As if ] to Mum and Dad on both sides of the partnership has been deliberately forbidden to the SWs.

    Yet another major editorial decision by The Beetle that rejects fundamental and critical fact because it gets in the way of a shouty Stenders-style a story. And, of course, in the process, erodes still further TA's credibility and integrity.

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  • Message 18

    , in reply to message 16.

    Posted by Alyson6 (U14274714) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Is that Vanessa Whitburn I can hear singing la-la-la-la ?

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  • Message 19

    , in reply to message 16.

    Posted by TownieJane (U14315138) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Also, I don't know whether the Post Office is still open but Susan is/was the Postmistress and she surely would have been onto any benefits that were available to Emma, even before their current crisismo? I've never had any dealings with tax credits, buit when my children were small and I had a Child Benefit book I'm sure it had a flyer in the back that other benefits were available. Claiming universally abvailable benefits is not like standing in line at a soup van, fgs - no way on earth would Emma be missing out.

    cheers, Jane

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  • Message 20

    , in reply to message 15.

    Posted by Graham 42 (U6041479) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Filth!

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