Council tax , RENT, transport, clothes, school dinners, gas, electric etc etc….. if I can’t afford a bill/ debt what consequences?
Penalty ,FINE ,Enforcement letters , admin charges, legal costs??
REALLY? Do they ever consider their implications. What this causes? More poverty more mental health issues more deprivation lower self astern and self worth more people giving up and going back to benefits more people with coping mechanisms more alcoholics more drug addicts more crime more health problems more cost to NHS more prisons filled more taxes rich get richer poor get poorer. Same fine slapped on albeit a single parent or CEO of a company, or footballer. These penalties NEED TO BE MEANS TESTED if they are to be fair and provide citizens EQUAL impact because this is 2020 for the love of OUR CHILDREN!!!!!
The government and many others do not appreciate how much more difficult it is for single parents to manage all of these things whilst also raising their children alone. It’s an impossible task to try and make money stretch to cover what you simply cannot afford and when it does go wrong or when you find your struggling you get looked down on.