An interesting social concept.It seems that the government is suggesting the data on poorer people is shared with energy suppliers which the government will then provide with funds to go towards their bills in an attempt to ward off fuel poverty. Read here.
Now they estimate that 2.4 million are in fuel poverty. Personally, due to the high costs of fuel I suspect that most of us actually spend more than 10% of our income on fuel. Of course 90% of us are in tax poverty. Those on the dole are the only ones immune to that.
So, if this takes off can we expect to see the data shared with Asda, Aldi, Lidl etc. so that they can help with food poverty. If so then we can expect some stores to be missed out. They are rarely used by the poor or will be too small to process the new systems required for this new facet of the turkey empire.
So, just a thought, what about some sort of id card system. Finally a real use for them. Keeping the plebs in line. Or perhaps we could put a yellow star of the cards of all those eligible for any poverty stream.
Hey, bread is now £1 a loaf. We need to help the poor as much as we can and we can even get a new branch of the turkey army out of it as well. All paid for by rich people. Well, rich as in those who do not spend more than 10% of their income on fuel or food.
I'm sure that they won't mind ensuring the whole of the UK knows their status by having an id card. Well, maybe to save plastic they could put a cloth yellow star on their clothes. That must be better for the environment.