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Benefits loophole means single parents working 2 days a week can get £60k

SINGLE parents working two days a week can get the same income as an employee on £60,000 a year, 令人震惊的数字显示.

Furious MPs yesterday urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to close the loophole.

A benefits loophole allows claimants to rack up income even if they are earning

A benefits loophole allows claimants to rack up income even if they are earning信用: 阿拉米

Figures show a single mum or dad with two children could receive £45,000 by working just 16 hours at the minimum wage.

A working person would have to be on nearly £62,000 a year to take home the same after tax.

Lee Anderson, the MP for Ashfield, Notts, 说: “This is not fair on the hardworking taxpayer who can only dream of earning this amount of money.

It beggars belief and needs to stop.”

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Figures analysed by The Telegraph show a single parent paying £2,000 a month for rent in 伦敦 would receive £36,336 a year in tax-free Universal Credit.

This would include a Local Housing Allowance rate of up to £365.92 per week for a two-bed flat, a standard allowance payment plus an extra monthly allowance for children, as well as childcare costs.

If the parent worked 16 hours a week at £9.50 an hour their gross income would be £44,567.

If they instead worked three days, it would only edge up by £2,172 a year to £46,348.

Online forums show benefits claimants advising others to work no more than two days a week.

一个人写道: “I normally work 16 hours a week but did 32 hours a week for a month? I won’t be doing it again.”

Treasury officials confirmed they are looking at tackling the issue.

Lee Anderson MP says the system is unfair and should be tackled

Lee Anderson MP says the system is unfair and should be tackled信用: 功放