Some readers may be familiar with Debbie Purdy the 'right-to-die' campaigner but she's been in the news again. This time the campaigning lady was in the Magistrates' Court for non-payment of Council Tax. And, while there she said this:
...benefits officials told her on five occasions that she would get more money if her musician husband Omar Puente stopped working.
“It is outrageous. The benefits system is supposed to be a safety net, not a hangman’s noose,” she said.
The couple’s benefits were recently reviewed and officials told them if her husband was unemployed they would get further benefits such as free council tax, free prescriptions and help with paying the interest on their mortgage.
Tell me again about having a system that rewards working?