Just got my letter about the Christmas bonus.
Don’t you think it’s about time they scrapped this? I bet you never expected me to suggest a benefit cut.
I just think that ten quid is a ridiculous sum of money. It really doesn’t help with Christmas. At best you could treat yourself to something small but I’d like to bet that for most people it just gets swallowed up in the weekly budget. At a time when cuts are swinging this is one that I wouldn’t miss. If you add up all the ten pounds, the postage to tell you about it and the administrative costs it would come to a sizeable sum which could be spent on something more meaningful.
If there must be a bonus at least make it means tested. At the moment it’s paid to everyone on DLA for example - I’m sure a lot of people with DLA don’t need a blooming bonus!