Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fuel poverty

Who decided on the level? I've been sat on the car driving out of London listening to some woman demanding special rates (social rates) for the fuel poor and started to get really pissed of with her and her sense of entitlement to pick my pocket.

Isn't this also another way of strengthening the "poverty trap"? We already hear of marginal tax rates of up to 9-% for those coming off benefits, if we add losing cheap fuel and any other benefits they get - bus passes, free sports membership to name two in my area - aren't we in danger of making it impossible for people to get out of the poverty trap?

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yes. Highest marginal rates are over 100% anyway. Please look up the DWP's Tax Benefit Model Tables some time.