I meant on benefits rather than completely out of work. As per the gov website and those min wage job numbers, you can make up the same amount on benefits as a single adult as you can in a min wage job. That's before add ons when being a single parent etc. Neither of these incomes are going very far just now. Exorbitant rents, can't get near buying a house, energy costs, food costs, transport costs etc. Why does the 'party of low tax' consistently have the highest VAT rate when they're in government? They've had years to reduce VAT, which was apparently going to be another Brexit win where they could set VAT rates with no interference. I don't know what the answer is either, perhaps more workplaces becoming a co-op where employees receive equity in the business. What the answer isn't is patronising and punching down on those with little to rub together and telling them it's all their own fault.