To think this is wrong re Council tax

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Dryjuice25 Mon 25-Mar-13 14:24:27

I had a letter from the council to say now I will be paying council tax, whereas I didn't have to do this previously as I haven't got gainful employment. I have young children.I also have debts and I'm currently studying for exams.

I feel this is unfair and it's effectively a 10% benefit cut. Anyone agree? I have not seen this on the news so I think it's beingdone sneakily as this might cause an uproar with the unemployed who already live in poverty having their income cut this way whilst big corporations getaway with paying very litle or no tax at all due to various tax loopholes. I have 3 kids and a newborn. I get CTC two of the children and ex claim for one of the children. I am desperate for a job I could ask any mumsnetters to pm me with any flexible or child friendly job offers please and very angry to have my benefit cut in a sneaky way like this and there is nothng I can do about it.

Anyoone got any letters like this?AIBU to be angry about this? I don't mind paying for council tax although its a pain in the bum but dontexpect a tax demand on income support!!

Please flame me not

Dryjuice25 Wed 27-Mar-13 17:35:12

Coola Started working at 22. Was at Uni (abroad)before that. And
not at the expense of taxpayer's money!
I'm honoured to have you adorning my thread giving it much needed rubbish perspectivegrin

LithaH I can't even begin to tell you how your dear son will be lost without you. Are you getting any help with caring for him? I wouldn't know how to advise you but I think you need to speak to someone who can point you in the right direction. Maybe your GP would be a good start?

Eminemmerdale I suppose cooking from scratch is relative to everybody. Personally, I buy all my ingredients I need and cook/bake all my meals at home and I dont buy any ready meals like before. I'm actually angry how much I used to spend on take aways before as I have managed to eat better on the cheap and that way you always know whats in your food anyway. It's been a steep learning curve. My baking is atrocious though but the dcs don't know this yet and I have a lot to learn.

LithaR Wed 27-Mar-13 18:00:34

Well I'm being treated for severe depression at the moment. So the desire to pop off and leave him some insurance money isn't as bad now as it was.

But each day it gets harder to cope. Especially since I might have gotten caught pregnant again. I'm a fool and I hate that my life is like this. I wanted better things for my children than what I had. I'm just so tired of feeling cold and hungry.

Dryjuice25 Wed 27-Mar-13 18:16:06

I'm glad you're being treated for your depression. You sound like a really good mum and it goes without saying that your son thinks the world of you always although things might be difficult at the moment. Hopefully it's going to be warmer soon and we can all have a little break from the cold

forevergreek Wed 27-Mar-13 22:40:45

Sorry but I think £2.50 is perfectly acceptable to ask

Many pay the full price with less money left over for living

I'm not sure why ' I worked from age 22 is relevant'. You could be 23 for all we know. I myself as with many would have actually have to work many years before starting work at 22. Personally was earning from 15, so 7 years by that age. And that was throughout uni etc etc.

can you work on the days your ex has 2 children? Meaning only youngest in childcare?

Dryjuice25 Thu 28-Mar-13 00:37:27

Forever ' I have worked since I was 22' was directed at someone who said I'm a benefit monger. I'm 34 now and never been unemployed till last year. Like you, I remember working from young age washing neighbours' cars but that was cash in hand grin So, maybe not proper work.

I will put dc in nursery like I have done with the other 2dcs no problem.

Had an interview wednesday but they need someone more flexible, so not ideal for me and there was too much travel involved anyway. Feel like shit right now.

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