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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 21:59:25 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2013, 22:00:30 BST
honeybunny says:
I have no problem with that, they have tried it in America with some success, my issue with it, is it seems like cheap labour and doesnt tackle the unemployment problem properly. Getting rid of the social fund will lead to those rip off loan companies exploiting the poor again. Saw one on TV today, over 1000% interest on loans of 50 to 500 quid. What about regulating them? They won't though obviously.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:00:30 BST
⏔E R says:
Fair point, wrong word, I ran out of words. I know that I would rather pay my own bills and manage my own affairs, and that if I felt that I wasn't trusted to do so it would have a negative effect on my self confidence and my ability to get work and pay my way.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:01:34 BST
Ivan says:
Well you have a problem working for yours.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:02:10 BST
honeybunny says:
There are many like you eric that would choose to do that for the reasons you describe, but many won't for a variety of complex reasons.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:03:27 BST
nephran says:
I agree.Its the firms involved with the taking on of the unemployed that are devious..They take 4 0r 5 on and don't have to pay for full time staff..Poundland,asda,and tescos were the worst culprits.It doesn't create jobs,it just keeps the right wing press happy.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:03:44 BST
BeeJayTee says:
That's relatively cheap compared to some HB.
I've seen them 4000+
It used to be called Usury now it's called "payday loans"

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:04:33 BST
nephran says:
I'm not claiming Job seekers allowance, Ivan.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:04:53 BST
honeybunny says:
I know, it stinks, but remember, we're all in this together...

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:05:56 BST
Ivan says:
You're still claiming benefits while laying in bed all day.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:06:33 BST
⏔E R says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:09:43 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2013, 22:10:31 BST
honeybunny says:
Wow, 4000 plus, its an absolute disgrace. How can you ever get straight paying those things off? I feel for anyone in that trap. Must be hell. Honestly, I wouldnt pay on principle, I'd go to court first. I remember my bank wanting to claw back my student over draft, I was skint having just left uni. I offered 50p a month, they had to take it. I read somewhere you can offer pence, theres nothing they can do.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:13:17 BST
nephran says:
I'm claiming E&SA..And I've done what the government have asked me to do..I wanted to go on a back to work scheme,but they've said no.I haven't even been given a chance...I've just been labelled Mentally ill and not worth bothering with..I've been told by my advisor that I have no chance of holding down a job and that I need to go on a help scheme..I went for the induction, and was told the same thing..CRIKEY!..22 years of non-stop work and it all came to this..

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:15:24 BST
BeeJayTee says:
Scroll down and look for Wonga getting mention.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/dec/09/payday-loans-get-cheap-credit
Shame on you Nicholas Parsons.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:16:01 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2013, 22:16:38 BST
nephran says:
I can see why Eric,but believe me once you've been in the system for any length of time you just get so down that you don't care.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:16:12 BST
BeeJayTee says:
What about voluntary work?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:16:55 BST
honeybunny says:
Personally, I would sooner them take it straight out to have the peace of mind my roof was sorted. This Gov will regret not doing so. There must be an agenda behind this. I'm remembering when I worked for a housing association where the rents had to be paid direct to the office. They had so many repossessions, the tenants were just moved around the estate on a few monthly basis. Friends and family members would end up in each others ex houses. It was a farce. And, very costly...

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:17:25 BST
⏔E R says:
You wouldn't have time, we need you here.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:18:42 BST
nephran says:
That's what my advisor said I need to do first,and that's the scheme I tried to get on..Sunk at the first attempt..

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:18:57 BST
⏔E R says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:18:59 BST
BeeJayTee says:
Serious question to Neph eric, please.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:19:35 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2013, 22:24:26 BST
Caain says:
Eric, fair enough re yourself and many akin - some less fortunate just haven't a clue, struggle (for whatever reasons) as to managing their finances and end up in so much debt and misery.
Others will welcome the new changes and rubbing their hands - cash in the bank to spend... S*d Mr and/or Mrs Genuine regarding whatever benefit(s) they will forfeit their dignity.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:20:29 BST
⏔E R says:
I'll get my coat.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:20:33 BST
nephran says:
LOL!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:20:44 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2013, 22:26:04 BST
Ivan says:
I know people who walk into doctors and walk out laughing with sick notes for weeks on end for stress. They believe what you tell them. The same with these do gooder counsellors, it keeps them in well paid jobs.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013, 22:21:06 BST
BeeJayTee says:
Sunk how?
After I retired I had several over the years.
The charities were grateful for any help.
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