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Social Market Foundation, Citizens Advice and Public First Background.

25 July 2022


The low income group ended with participants concluded that the government should cap energy prices (eve though the price cap had been explained earlier in the discussion). [...] The idea that the income threshold could be aligned to the higher rate income tax threshold came up in both groups. [...] One lower income participant raised the issue of people with disabilities or medical conditions that require them to be in the house most of the time. [...] The idea of deciding a quantum of support was somewhat alien to the participants and they took time to form views on what the amount should be. [...] In the higher income group a number of participants suggested that if typical bills had doubled to £2,000 the support payment should be £1,000.