fullupandslowingdown wrote:I can't believe it, I'm actually largely in agreement with CC on this one topic. I just read the finer points of the super enhanced unemployment benefit scheme (hereinafter referred to the 'buy them off before they riot' scheme)
Apparently, if you have two jobs, you can get 80% or up to £2500 a month for each job.
Which means in theory, you could get bunged more money in one month than an unemployed person does in a year
and all these years a number of daily mail readers have been calling unemployed people workshy lazy benefit scroungers. well done boris.corona.uk, nice one. Me thinks maybe the government knew all along this virus was coming and devised extensive plans for it. And maybe Sajid Javid had refused to sign off on this fiscal aid package back in February, because he knew it would almost bankrupt the treasury.
HMRC certainly didn't. It took them several days to work out the details of the scheme, which were published late on Thursday.