QUOTE (JustBeige @ 31/01/2013, 04:39 PM)
I actually like the BB. the way it is now. Having it in small portions is much better than a lump sum and I do think the 'average' family can do with help. I do think its way too much though.
The school bonus is just that. If I remember correctly it was touted as a way of helping out people in this hard economic time. So unless TA's lot is going to make everything cheaper and more affordable for the 'average' family, then I think making statements like this has just lost him the vote.
People dont like getting money taken off them.
Totally agree which is why I think he was perhapes advised against scrapping it. It is also why I think the BB will stay inplace with the amount that it is. But the SB is a bonus when your kids start school the BB a bonus when you have a baby.
QUOTE (Lausii @ 31/01/2013, 04:45 PM)
So if it had stayed the ETR would he have scrapped that too? Or just because its now a bonus he is going to scrap it? Well I hope he doesn't get in. This is a huge help with back to school costs.
As is the BB to people who are not eligable for PPL.
QUOTE (epg @ 31/01/2013, 04:48 PM)
But at the same time he seems to be pushing on with his very generous maternity leave scheme.
*I mean very generous to those already on high incomes.
The thing that I like the most about TA's maternity leave is the difference in time you can have off or how long the money is designed to last you for. 6 weeks to me is a huge difference, I am in the lucky position of being able to have the PPL last me for up to 18 months before we have to start looking at cutting back or me getting a part time job but I understand I am in the minority there.