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TOPIC: UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania

UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania 30 Jan 2014 23:28 #1

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Romanians! - don't come over here - we should be going over there.
Well now. Here’s an interesting ranking of countries according to how generous their unemployment benefit is for the first year after workers have lost their jobs.

Quite contrary to the spin we constantly receive from the mainstream press et al about how generous the UK is with unemployment benefits, the fact is we actually rank lower in generosity than countries like Romania, Albania and even the US.

Here’s the ranking – with the most generous countries at the top (you have to go right to the bottom to find the UK):

Country Gross Replacement Rate, year 1 Ranking Netherlands 0.7 1 Switzerland 0.687 2 Sweden 0.685 3 Portugal 0.65 4 Spain 0.635 5 Norway 0.624 6 Algeria 0.612 7 Taiwan 0.6 8 Ukraine 0.56 9 Italy 0.527 10 Denmark 0.521 11 Russia 0.505 12 Tunisia 0.5 13 Finland 0.494 14 France 0.479 15 Bulgaria 0.473 16 Canada 0.459 17 Romania 0.45 18 Hong Kong 0.41 19 Austria 0.398 20 Belgium 0.373 21 Argentina 0.354 22 Germany 0.353 23 Greece 0.346 24 Azerbaijan 0.338 25 Egypt 0.329 26 Venezuela 0.325 27 Belarus 0.313 28 Israel 0.307 29 Japan 0.289 30 United States 0.275 31 Kyrgyzstan 0.255 32 New Zealand 0.254 33 Latvia 0.253 34 India 0.25 38 Korea, South 0.25 37 Uruguay 0.25 36 Uzbekistan 0.25 35 Ireland 0.238 39 Hungary 0.235 40 Poland 0.226 41 Czech Republic 0.225 42 Australia 0.21 43 Turkey 0.206 44 Albania 0.202 45 United Kingdom 0.189 46 Brazil 0.152 47 Estonia 0.132 48 Lithuania 0.117 49 Chile 0.115 50 Georgia 0.09 51 ]/quote]

www.dorseteye.com/north/articles/uk-unemployment-benefit-less-generous-than-romania-albania-and-the-us
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UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania 30 Jan 2014 23:31 #2

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The EU aren't happy about it.
Britain's welfare payments are "manifestly inadequate" and fail to live up to the requirements of the European social charter, an influential body has found.

In a damning report which challenges the perception of an overly-generous British benefits system, the European Committee of Social Rights criticised low payments offered by incapacity benefits, job seeker's allowance and the state pension.

"This damning indictment of the UK's appallingly low levels of social security, even before the most recent cuts, exposes the shameful way the unemployed, sick and disabled are treated," PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka said.

"It ought to nail the lie once and for all that anyone chooses a life on benefits or comes here from another country just to claim them."

www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/01/30/the-myth-of-welfare-tourism-european-body-find-uk-benefits-m
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UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania 30 Jan 2014 23:35 #3

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6: Algeria; 15: Bulgaria; 17: Romania; 24: Azerbaijan; 27: Belarus (where even is Belarus?); 31: Kyrgyzstan (Huh????)....... :conf:

What are any of these people thinking coming to this Pit? We are the Third World Of Europe, Europe's Dustbin. I'll swop places with them. :D
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UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania 31 Jan 2014 09:21 #4

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Yes, I remember reading that yesterday, apparently they told them to stop the sanction culture and raise the minimum benefits from £71 to £138... bet IDS is spitting feathers at the moment and there is going to be a queue to the Court of Human Rights a mile long soon.

It does make our own government look even worse and the EU like saints... or is that the whole purpose of this?
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UK Benefits System Less Generous Than Romania 05 Feb 2014 10:05 #5

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Ah, I'm glad to see a thread on this here. I blogged about it yesterday, its been hushed over by MSM. I wonder why, and I also wonder why Cunteron wants a referendum on the EU?....
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