Friday, 29 October 2010

Welfare for big business is the real benefit scandal

The real scandal over housing benefit is i) the rip off rates that private landlords have been able to charge and ii) its use as welfare assistance for tax avoiding companies. The real scandal that the Coalition Government should focus on is the large companies who operate in this country, use the facilities and pay poverty wages to their staff. The low pay then results in the tax payer having to make up the difference through welfare like housing benefit. This is effectively a welfare subsidy from the tax payer to big business. The icing on the cake comes with the news that many of these same businesses then employ tax avoidance practices in order to not have to pay tax in this country. This is the real welfare scandal not the poor people on housing benefit

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