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Posted by janet_kingham (U15488585) on Friday, 2nd November 2012
Are they claiming working tax credits.? Why is this not mentioned on the programme? I am not an expert but I thought as long as a couple are working more than a certain no. of hours they should be entitled to support. They would still be on a low income but would be able to put food on the table. The story seems a little unrealistic
Posted by Poster Formerly Known As (U14270464) on Saturday, 3rd November 2012
Why should it be mentioned? Are you assuming they don't claim it and if so, why? Because it's not mentioned or because they are still struggling?
I know couples who claim all the tax and childcare credits they can and still need to work three jobs between them just to keep their heads above water.
Posted by Tayler Cresswell - Host (U14232848) on Sunday, 4th November 2012
It's not been broadcast whether Ed and Emma claim any benefits, though they will be getting child benefit.
Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 4th November 2012
Tayler the thing is TA needs to get up to date.
A modern programme should not just be a radio experience. We need a website with stuff like Ed & Ems detailed budget !!! ??
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