Does Irish dole pay far more than UK dole_ Not really. housing benefit reform

Recently there appears to be a lot of talk about the dole, be it here on P.Ie or in the media by politicians who earn more than €100,000 per year. I however would disagree with these people and I would go further by suggesting that the dole should be increased for hard up families.

Now I realise some of you here on P.Ie are choking up your own vomit at the thought of having the dole increased, others will be shaking their fists and saying fe*k off, whilst the more sane of you will actually be asking how do we pay for this for we are a bankrupt country! To the more sane I ask you this, why is it a bankrupt country can continue to borrow billions to fund banks that are already bust, why is it we can find the cash for them but the idea of finding the cash for our own people is insane?

A more fundamental reason to increase the dole is the blinding obvious, businesses need people to be spending money, people on the dole by their very nature spend every cent they get as they are simply not allowed to have savings because they are means tested for long term unemployment assistance.Housing benefit reform wealthy people or those with disposable income are more likely to save their cash and thus not spend all their money in the economy; also they have the added bonus of making interest from the cash they save.

It’s widely believed those who want further cuts in the dole beleive that people in recipt of the the dole already are gaining hugely from the vast amounts they are give. A prime example of this is for the begrudgers is to use a comparison of dole in the UK particular northern ireland compared to the republic.

Of course using this comparison is unfair as I will highlight further down, but if people still believe they should see the dole cut to UK levels are they prepared then to drop their own incomes to UK levels? The average wage in the UK is €56050.00 and in ireland it is €60720.00, in fact ireland has the 4th highest average salaries in the EU, perhaps it’s high time we reduced this?Housing benefit reform

Recently there appears to be a lot of talk about the dole, be it here on P.Ie or in the media by politicians who earn more than €100,000 per year. I however would disagree with these people and I would go further by suggesting that the dole should be increased for hard up families.

Now I realise some of you here on P.Ie are choking up your own vomit at the thought of having the dole increased, others will be shaking their fists and saying fe*k off, whilst the more sane of you will actually be asking how do we pay for this for we are a bankrupt country! To the more sane I ask you this, why is it a bankrupt country can continue to borrow billions to fund banks that are already bust, why is it we can find the cash for them but the idea of finding the cash for our own people is insane?

A more fundamental reason to increase the dole is the blinding obvious, businesses need people to be spending money, people on the dole by their very nature spend every cent they get as they are simply not allowed to have savings because they are means tested for long term unemployment assistance.Housing benefit reform wealthy people or those with disposable income are more likely to save their cash and thus not spend all their money in the economy; also they have the added bonus of making interest from the cash they save.

It’s widely believed those who want further cuts in the dole beleive that people in recipt of the the dole already are gaining hugely from the vast amounts they are give. A prime example of this is for the begrudgers is to use a comparison of dole in the UK particular northern ireland compared to the republic.

Of course using this comparison is unfair as I will highlight further down, but if people still believe they should see the dole cut to UK levels are they prepared then to drop their own incomes to UK levels? The average wage in the UK is €56050.00 and in ireland it is €60720.00, in fact ireland has the 4th highest average salaries in the EU, perhaps it’s high time we reduced this?Housing benefit reform

So that’s 33% more expensive than the UK for commons food items. So let’s say an average family with 1 child spend s €135 per week on food, which would mean the same shopping in the UK would be 33% cheaper, which equals to €44.50 if we multiply this by 52 weeks per year that is a staggering €2314.00 more.

After deduction all the one of costs from our total we end up with the figure that welfare in ireland pays more by the total of €716.19, of course this figure can move either way based on consumption, but in any case the total sum does not equate to a huge amount.

A family of 1 is better off in ireland for around €769.19 which equals to around €15.00 if the irish government deduct more than €15 from families living on social welfare this year then a family of 1 will be better of claiming dole in the UK.Good post.Housing benefit reform

Detail in the op would need careful study before agreeing or disagreeing but one thing is certain, if we had not had the lucky escape from FG winning the election on its own the social welfare system in the is country would be dismantled by now and there would be revolution on the streetsapart from the links to the sites in the OP where I obtained the data from, below is the remainder of the sites.

A more fundamental reason to increase the dole is the blinding obvious, businesses need people to be spending money, people on the dole by their very nature spend every cent they get as they are simply not allowed to have savings because they are means tested for long term unemployment assistance.

One of the reasons I wouldnt bother setting up a small part time business is the feeling that revenue would be after me and trying to leech of my productivity.Housing benefit reform I resent living in a highly socialistic society, it makes you the person that doesnt want to bother.

One of the reasons I wouldnt bother setting up a small part time business is the feeling that revenue would be after me and trying to leech of my productivity.For every cent you cut from welfare you cut 1 cent from the spending power from welfare receipients. My point is that local business in ireland who employ the vast majoirty of people in this country would have seen more benefits from a stimulus of cash given to directly to people in vouchers to spend in local business than giving the money to banks which will never be seen again.