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  1. If he did not get it she would pay for it, so in realty she is the one saving money by allowing the tax payer to foot the bill, she benefits from it by saving money, he does not benefits from it because she would pay anyway. ---------- Post added 29-01-2015 at 18:59 ---------- Because the system says she is.
  2. I would prefer a system that treats all people equally, one in which no benefits are means tested or all benefits are means tested. To me a non disable child living with parents on minimum wage needs more state help than a disabled child living with multimillionaire parents. Means testing simply means that the limited amount of money in government coffers goes to the people that need it the most.
  3. I like the women and would agree if that applied to everyone, but it does not so I disagree. Saving prevent some people getting state benefits, they are expected to spend their saving before getting any state help even if they have paid millions into the system.
  4. Where she lives is her choice, if she chooses to live somewhere that does not have a suitable school for her son then it is her choice. Most people would not have that choice so it would be right for the state to help, in her case she does have a choice and the funds to provide her son with everything he needs.
  5. Lots of kids can not self travel to school, many need to travel by bus or taxi yet their travel costs are not met by the state unless the parent is in receipt of certain benefits.
  6. Knowing how inept the public sector are, you could be right. But personalty I can not see why it would cost a lot to ask people about their savings and income before giving them a benefit, which I believe is done for most benefits.
  7. Most benefits are means tested and this to me appears to be just another benefit which should be means tested. It is an excessive amount of money to spend on one person especially when some families are struggling to survive and relying on food banks.
  8. I found this bit laughable :oPreference should not be given to those with resources or desirable skills. I could not believe that a political party would put this in the policy.
  9. Demand is not all of a sudden high, demand for nurse training courses as exceeded supply for well over a decade, the jobs have been there, the potencial nurses have been there but the training places have not been there. £70k to train a nurse also appears very high and based on those figures the Philippines are spending £5,600,000,000 a year to train nurses for export unless their training costs much less. The reason is the way government departments are allocated funds, the NHS is only responsible for it own budget, it does not matter to the NHS if another departments spending increases as a consequence of them saving money, its the way government works. NHS save £50k over three years is good for the NHS, they do not have to consider the increased costs that the DWP now face. So whilst the NHS can save money by recruiting foreign nurses this does not equate to a tax saving for the tax payer, it actually ends up costing us more.
  10. Up to 80,000 British students each year cannot find places on nursing courses even though the NHS is hiring thousands from abroad, it was revealed yesterday. And nurses in their 40s who left to start families say they are unable to find jobs to come back to, apparently because they are going to younger European candidates. It also emerged it costs the NHS £70,000 to train a nurse for three years – but for the same amount it could hire three qualified foreigners on an average salary of £23,000. Hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses last year, a four-fold increase on the previous year. Four out of five new NHS nurses are foreign, with managers flying to Spain and Portugal to hire up to 50 at a time. Dr Peter Carter, of the Royal College of Nursing, yesterday accused the Government of ‘lamentable workforce planning’. ‘We’ve now got a crisis and we’ve got trusts recruiting from all points of the compass,’ he added. Dr Sarah Wollaston, the chairman of the Health Select Committee, said it was ‘time to deliver’ the workforce the NHS needs and to give thousands of young Britons a chance. The RCN estimates there are 100,000 applicants a year for the 20,000 training places in Britain. http://www.planningforcare.co.uk/BlogView.asp?id=43034 Nursing dream turns sour in the Philippines http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18575810 At the beginning of this year, more than 200,000 registered Philippine nurses could not find work, and an estimated 80,000 are graduating this year to join an already saturated job market. Its odd that they can afford to train all these nurses but the NHS claim they can not afford to train nurses, also take not that of this. Such jobs not only meant the nurse was well provided for, it often meant that the money he or she sent home to the Philippines would provide for the rest of the family too. A British nurse would spend their money in the UK which would be much better for the UK economy.
  11. They did not include many of the negative costs that are associated with immigration. The problem is that the NHS look to save money, but they do not have to consider the extra costs that other government departments have to pay as a consequence of their saving. Government looks at lots of independent little pictures and sees them all as separate entities instead of one big picture.
  12. With good planning we can afford to train enough British people to be nurses, employing foreign nurses is a short term expensive fix. The young people we have are ready to train, well educated, motivated but left on side lines in favor of an immigrant workforce.
  13. No counter argument then and feel free to back up your claims. Up to 80,000 British students each year cannot find places on nursing courses even though the NHS is hiring thousands from abroad. But you will simply dismiss this and claim they were turned down because they are British, so must be thick and lazy.
  14. There are enough educated British people wanting to train as nurses but the places are not available and yes to me it is far more important to train and employ the British than it is to employ someone that was not born in Britain. What makes you think the people that would want to be nurses are unemployed? The people that want to train and become nurses are suitable for the role.
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