£11 a day is living on the breadline?!

Did I hear that right?! that BBC3 thing about the posh girls and then the narrator said they will be living on the breadline at £11 each a day.

WFT??!?!! Thats slightly more than I budget myself every and that alowes me to get luxuries like take aways or a few drnks when I want.

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Wasn't it 11 a week?

11 quid a day :lol: i could do that easily

WTF i could get takeaway for every meal on £11 aday, sooooo much moneyz. It must be £11 a week

No it was £11 a day... but that must be for housing/food/bills etc?

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baffledsalmon;8863307

No it was £11 a day... but that must be for housing/food/bills etc?



Food and bills like electric likely not rent and maybe not even electric since thats actually more than someone signing on gets!

What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If it does, £77 a week for rent, electric, water, council tax etc is really not enough! However, if they're on benefits and have a council house and council benefit, they've still got to make £77 stretch to food, electric, water, phone etc... Is that really that easy?
Say a married couple have a combined income of £50,000 which is relatively low (considering the average), that's £650-700 a week (£325-350 per person)... a LOT more than £77!!!

baffledsalmon;8863394

What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If … What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If it does, £77 a week for rent, electric, water, council tax etc is really not enough! However, if they're on benefits and have a council house and council benefit, they've still got to make £77 stretch to food, electric, water, phone etc... Is that really that easy?Say a married couple have a combined income of £50,000 which is relatively low (considering the average), that's £650-700 a week... a LOT more than £77!!!



but if they have that then they are not on income support and wont live in council housing, they will have rent to pay or a mortgage, not to mention income tax, national insurance, superanutation, council tax etc, so u cant really compare the two although it would still be more than 77 a week, maybe not by much though

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baffledsalmon;8863394

What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If … What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If it does, £77 a week for rent, electric, water, council tax etc is really not enough! However, if they're on benefits and have a council house and council benefit, they've still got to make £77 stretch to food, electric, water, phone etc... Is that really that easy?Say a married couple have a combined income of £50,000 which is relatively low (considering the average), that's £650-700 a week (£325-350 per person)... a LOT more than £77!!!



If they dont pay for rent or electric then its simple unless they go crazy on the phone bill which is a luxury anyway, I can go days spending nothig the spend £15 on food and makeit last a few days and get a big shop for £30 and I am fat.

Even if they paid CT it shouldntbe someting crazy.

But their lifestyle may be used to certain things.

I would assume thier rent is paid as being London a house would cost a lot to rent even in a bad area.

micoo;8863404

but if they have that then they are not on income support and wont live … but if they have that then they are not on income support and wont live in council housing, they will have rent to pay or a mortgage, not to mention income tax, national insurance, superanutation, council tax etc, so u cant really compare the two although it would still be more than 77 a week, maybe not by much though



The figure above is after NI and income tax so it's their disposable income, which essentially is what the £77 is if they're not having to pay for rent etc.

baffledsalmon;8863394

What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If … What wasn't stated was whether or not that did include rent and bills. If it does, £77 a week for rent, electric, water, council tax etc is really not enough! However, if they're on benefits and have a council house and council benefit, they've still got to make £77 stretch to food, electric, water, phone etc... Is that really that easy?Say a married couple have a combined income of £50,000 which is relatively low (considering the average), that's £650-700 a week (£325-350 per person)... a LOT more than £77!!!



That would be just short of £740 after tax + NI, not much of a difference from what you said, however over the course of a month or year it adds up to a big difference, considering you are comparing this to someone getting £77 a week.

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ryouga;8863328

Did I hear that right?!Food and bills like electric likely not rent and … Did I hear that right?!Food and bills like electric likely not rent and maybe not even electric since thats actually more than someone signing on gets!



Maybe you should have listened a bit better to see what it really referred? It might just have been Beer money by the sound of it!

lol i get paid more than twice that an hour

Alfonse;8863966

lol i get paid more than twice that an hour



Alot of people are

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Alfonse;8863966

lol i get paid more than twice that an hour



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I have around £7-£8 a day once I've paid all my outgoings. That amount comes down swiftly if I buy anything of course :-(
That doesn't include any travel expenses as I walk everywhere.

FilthAndFurry;8864208

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isnt that more than what the state expects people on the dole to live on? £60 a week
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