Jo Jay
Jo Jay

I agree with bedroom tax if you have more rooms that you don't need and you don't pay your own rent then yes you should pay for your extra rooms people on benefits get so much its about time they payed something back or if they don't wont to pay for the extra rooms then move them out to somewhere that is the write size

Derek Slinn
Derek Slinn
  • Jo Jay

you are incorrect people on benefit do not get things you all seem to think we get free stuff we have to pay for it Moore so if you are on disability . i spent nine years in the army, i fort in the fork-lands, worked down the pit, was a government diplomatic protection officer. searched for explosives until i was blown up , tortured in for two weeks in a sensitive country. and every day i have to beg for help. i have to have care every day. but i am still house bound because i cannot get...

you are incorrect people on benefit do not get things you all seem to think we get free stuff we have to pay for it Moore so if you are on disability . i spent nine years in the army, i fort in the fork-lands, worked down the pit, was a government diplomatic protection officer. searched for explosives until i was blown up , tortured in for two weeks in a sensitive country. and every day i have to beg for help. i have to have care every day. but i am still house bound because i cannot get the help from someone to push be in the wheel chair because so much as been taken away. even the Christmas bonus as gone this year. i need extra heat within my home because of my condition, the if you are pension age you get over £300 a year to help for heating. the disabled do not, if a disabled needs a mobility scooter or a disabled care you pay for it out of your benefit its not extra or free. my second bedroom i need for care help to sleep but i know have to pay

Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
  • Jo Jay

Moron

Matthew Pich
Matthew Pich

Personally I agree with this legislation, we as a country should be proud of where we live, we should encourage the youth to seek employment and with this employment seek to better ourselves. And as my mother did! who is a single parent on minimum wage, own our own properties. You look to the government for assistance and assistance they give. it is not a right to EXPECT a property to be given to you just because you have alot of children or are not currently working. I have been employed...

Personally I agree with this legislation, we as a country should be proud of where we live, we should encourage the youth to seek employment and with this employment seek to better ourselves. And as my mother did! who is a single parent on minimum wage, own our own properties. You look to the government for assistance and assistance they give. it is not a right to EXPECT a property to be given to you just because you have alot of children or are not currently working. I have been employed since I was 16 and have only ever been out of work for a maximum of 6 months, I also know other people who will never work because they can't be bothered. I have so much respect for those people who hold down several jobs to support their families so they can give them the best start in life and not sit and complain about how hard done by they are by the government, when it is each individuals responsibility to ensure there own welfare.

Gemma Robinson
Gemma Robinson
  • Matthew Pich

Well said! x

Matthew Pich
Matthew Pich
  • Matthew Pich

Not heartless, sensible!!! Why should I and people I know work hard to pay for other people? We pay high taxes as it is and its time that we stopped giving to those who just take and don’t give anything back. If you have a spare room then yes you should give it to somebody who needs it. I don’t however agree with giving it to foreign nationals regardless of the reason they are in this country and how many children they have, we should look after our own first.

If those people, who are in...

Not heartless, sensible!!! Why should I and people I know work hard to pay for other people? We pay high taxes as it is and its time that we stopped giving to those who just take and don’t give anything back. If you have a spare room then yes you should give it to somebody who needs it. I don’t however agree with giving it to foreign nationals regardless of the reason they are in this country and how many children they have, we should look after our own first.

If those people, who are in housing, are not working why not attempt to get qualifications and become employable. This is quite easily achievable with support such as EMA (For under 20’s any circs), Childcare grants, parents learning allowance, adult learning allowance and other support funds (http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/extra-help-for-students-with-children) , also when it comes to work, these are the stats:
• The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for October to December 2012 was 71.5%, up 0.3 percentage points from July to September 2012. There were 29.73 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 154,000 from July to September 2012.
• The unemployment rate for October to December 2012 was 7.8% of the economically active population, down 0.1 percentage points from July to September 2012. There were 2.50 million unemployed people, down 14,000 from July to September 2012.
• The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for October to December 2012 was 22.3%, down 0.2 percentage points from July to September 2012. There were 8.98 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 94,000 from July to September 2012.

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/february-2013/index.html

The vast majority of the population are employed and don’t live life to the budget you mentioned but get a healthy wage that allows them to live life comfortably.
£21bn spent on housing benefit and yet 2.5 Million unemployed, this means that if each of these people claim housing benefit, they are costing the tax payer £8400 per person. This comes out of our wages, council tax and all the other taxes we have to pay. And you’re wrong about large sections of the population been unable to afford their rent. 6 million people live in supported housing that leaves just over 24 million who don’t. but they are been hit by the economic down turn in different ways, so why should this not hit everyone! Why should people who claim dole and live in properties they think they have an inherent right to live in, even though the property is owned by the local council not also feel the pinch and have to tighten their belts the same as others (Highest levels of alcohol and drugs abuse are found in housing supported areas) – they claim they can’t afford to live yet this is still true.

Private landlords own their properties and this means that as such they can dictate what they want for people to live in THEIR properties. That is their right as they have bought it. I do however agree that a cap should be put on some properties such as student housing as a landlord can charge prices for rooms that some whole houses cost which I see as exploitation. Shelter is massively biased as their main focus is to help those that need support and housing, you can’t say that people live in cramp conditions, what are they using as a comparison???? In many middle eastern and eastern European countries their culture dictates that they live with several generations in their homes, and as we have had a large influx of foreign nationals this may be one contributing factor, another may be that we have seen a population increase and a small baby boom, this I also contribute to unemployment levels and a mentality of well, if I have another child, I’ll get more money.

Matthew Pich
Matthew Pich
  • Matthew Pich

Catherine Taylor How can you say we need more housing, our main focus needs to be to stop lending to foreign banks, allow the young to achieve a high level of education, create a skilled workforce, stop immigration, stabilise the economy through work initiatives and create a stable economy through a balance of steady lending and purchasing.
Affinity Sutton is a housing organisation that specialises in the private lettings and sales, I can’t find the report you mentioned but as I live in the...

Catherine Taylor How can you say we need more housing, our main focus needs to be to stop lending to foreign banks, allow the young to achieve a high level of education, create a skilled workforce, stop immigration, stabilise the economy through work initiatives and create a stable economy through a balance of steady lending and purchasing.
Affinity Sutton is a housing organisation that specialises in the private lettings and sales, I can’t find the report you mentioned but as I live in the North west I am fully aware of the housing situation and I can easily provide the details of several letting agents who have countless single bedroom or studio apartments that are more than affordable for those who wish to live in them, this is not the problem, people feel that because they already live in these homes they shouldn’t be forced out, but it does not belong to them, they need to make room for those who have larger families so that the government can quash the swell of larger families who have requested more room through government initiatives, this whole situation is a double ended sword, you say they shouldn’t be moved, but what about the families that will be moved into these properties, where should they go?? And you talk about building more housing but where then is the funding for these projects to come from? I know as a tax payer I am not footing that bill, I pay enough and its time people stood up and said NO , I have a family and they come first, not others whether they are worse off than me or not.

I would like to know how a housing project would stimulate growth in the economy, if anything we would see a loss, more people moving into lower end accommodation, where they pay the bare minimum to live, people get comfortable there’s no incentive for them to go out and work. If you force them out, you force them to search for another way to live, a couple on this morning were a prime example of what is wrong with this country, people have been given too much and its about time a government stood up and said enough is enough. ”If you want something, then work for it”.

Also you cannot say such crippling financial pain, most of the people that live in the council houses with more rooms were given them in the 70’s or 80’s when, perhaps they had small children, yes now they will have grandchildren, but they will at some time in their lives been given the option to buy as many did, and if they didn’t then that’s their problem for not having the hindsight to see that purchasing would be better in the long run, I will say however that some individual circumstances should be taken into account, I heard a story of a family who had a son in the army, now in this case they should not be forced to move but then that brings up a moral issue. How do you decide who stays and who moves? And who would decide that? It just makes it easier if you treat everybody the same and without bias.
If a family has been forced out of their homes due to losing their jobs and financial issues, obviously this is unfortunate but these are the type of people that will be moving into the properties that you don’t want people to move out of, so you have contradicted yourself??? And with the mansion tax, this is fair enough these people have money and can afford to pay this tax, but how is it fair if you come from a working class background and achieve something with your life through hard work and determination and then have to pay large taxes to pay for those who are bone idle??? This is not fair!!!!!

You say 2 thirds are sick or disabled but I have family that work for the DWP and I am fully aware of the types of disabilities you are able to claim for which in essence dirties that fact, many can be minor and many people exploit this so they don’t have to work and get housing. For those who have carers and specially adapted rooms, if they have somebody who lives with them, which most have dedicated carers, then this will not affect them.

Matthew Pich
Matthew Pich
  • Matthew Pich

Catherine Taylor I understand that there are a lot of people who have their own sad stories, but given a chance everybody will find an excuse not to leave (What they believe to be) their homes, this needs to be done and it doesn’t matter how much you kick and scream, this country is in a bad way and concessions need to be made, every class, every creed, colour and back ground needs to make allowances for what the economic downturn has brought. You refer to supply rarely matches demand as...

Catherine Taylor I understand that there are a lot of people who have their own sad stories, but given a chance everybody will find an excuse not to leave (What they believe to be) their homes, this needs to be done and it doesn’t matter how much you kick and scream, this country is in a bad way and concessions need to be made, every class, every creed, colour and back ground needs to make allowances for what the economic downturn has brought. You refer to supply rarely matches demand as somebody with a business background this is not new, you can read as much as you want into each report but this for them; is exposure for their company and attracts new custom which is a wise move, as they are aware that this new legislation is going to force people to search for new properties.

The welfare state was a terrible idea, it allows people to become dependent on the state, it makes people lazy and not want to achieve. Also it was brought in by a different government in a different time, you can’t compare the current state of the nation to that of the 60’s, people have changed and so has this country. We have equality of opportunity as people can IF THEY WANT do what they want with their lives, but this should not mean relying on the government. Also it was never equal distribution of wealth, this is communism that your thinking of and of course we all saw how that worked out.

Personally I think you are unrealistic as you clearly can’t see a bigger picture for the country, it takes hard people to run a country and it takes even harder decisions, you cannot make everybody happy and if you make a small percentage of the population unhappy, which is what you represent then that’s what it takes.

I will never sign this petition, you have 100,000 signatures and I think I just proved my point above.

Matthew Pich
Matthew Pich
  • Matthew Pich

Catherine Taylor Its very rude calling people ignorant when in fact there is more to this argument than YOU make out. its not as black and white as people are been relocated NOT HOMELESS. and yes they have perhaps had these homes for a long time, but it was never theirs and they've had cheap rent!!! also never in any contract that i am aware of did it state these were their homes for life!!

Paul Bates
Paul Bates

KEEP THE BEDROOM TAX. It's not a tax it's a cut in housing benefit!
I like the idea of a bedroom tax. If you are claiming housing benefit for a 5 bedroom house and only need 2 bedrooms I think you should have your benefits cut! I don''t want to pay for someone else to live in luxury while the person claiming benefit probably isn't even working. If they don't want to lose benefits they should move to a smaller house and someone who needs 5 bedrooms can have theirs. Then we won't need to build as many new 5 bedroom council houses.

Becks Roan
Becks Roan
  • Paul Bates

You do have a point there. Just round the corner from me there used to be a mother and son in two council houses. She was in her 80's and alone in a 3 bed for at least 15 years. Her son just down the road also has a 3 bed, he lives alone apart from about six weekend visits from his young daughter every year.

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Paul Bates

Or this........If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded...

Or this........If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded up, empty, yet they can borrow 32billion 2 build a stupid railway route that only Bankers & VIPS's will ever use, don't see anyone complaining about that, or that the rich get council tax rebates on their spare rooms whilst the poor, sick & disabled have 2 pay 4 their extra spare room, when you sign a legal document saying your home is 4 life, then that's how it should be, proper makes me angry that some of you on here are that ignorant of the facts of peoples lifes, their situations, their disabilities, why don't you go tell it 2 the goverments, instead of being brainwashed by there clever tactics, certainly know where my vote is going at the next election!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Paul Bates

Go waste your uneducated opinion elsewhere, your on the wrong site 2 do that!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Paul Bates

Do you understand what social housing is, some people have been thru hell b4 they were homed, waited 6yrs or more on waiting lists, even living in B&B's, Besits, Hostels, battered women refuges ect ect then still waited fairly on the waiting system, unlike outsiders who come here & get it just like that........In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is...

Do you understand what social housing is, some people have been thru hell b4 they were homed, waited 6yrs or more on waiting lists, even living in B&B's, Besits, Hostels, battered women refuges ect ect then still waited fairly on the waiting system, unlike outsiders who come here & get it just like that........In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing housing and to help finance new homes. Although independent they are regulated by the state and commonly receive public funding. They are now the United Kingdom's major providers of new housing for rent, while many also run shared ownership schemes to help those who cannot afford to buy a home outright.

Housing associations provide a wide range of housing, some managing large estates of housing for families, while the smallest may perhaps manage a single scheme of housing for older people. Much of the supported accommodation in the UK is also provided by Housing Associations, with specialist projects for people with mental health or learning disabilities, with substance misuse problems (alcohol or illegal drugs), the formerly homeless, young people, ex-offenders and women fleeing domestic violence.

Paul Bates
Paul Bates
  • Paul Bates

I have no problem with social housing. I have no problem with someone having a 5 bedroom council house and being the only one in it, as long as they are paying for it. What I have a problem with is people claiming benefit for a 5 bedroom house when they only need two bedrooms and claiming they need the extra bedrooms for when friends and family come to visit. I work full time and I can't afford a house with 5 bedrooms so why should part of my salary go to pay for these people's luxury spare...

I have no problem with social housing. I have no problem with someone having a 5 bedroom council house and being the only one in it, as long as they are paying for it. What I have a problem with is people claiming benefit for a 5 bedroom house when they only need two bedrooms and claiming they need the extra bedrooms for when friends and family come to visit. I work full time and I can't afford a house with 5 bedrooms so why should part of my salary go to pay for these people's luxury spare rooms I would rather my hard earned cash go to those who really need it. This is the place to post my comments. I was asked to sign a petition and I a letting people know why they should not sign.

Paul Bates
Paul Bates
  • Paul Bates

Catherine Taylor, you are have been whittling on writing a 300 word essay about why some poor refugee should be put onto the street so poor 'British' people can have a home yet you fail to have understood one bit of my argument.

Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell

I don't agree with what is happening and hopefully they don't make you move at all(my mum is in this situation?) but why should 1 person be living in a 3bedroom house all by theirself. when there are families that need a 3bedroom house and are cramped in a 2 bedroom house?

Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty
  • Lisa Campbell

I agree Lisa xx

Lou Blanchard
Lou Blanchard
  • Lisa Campbell

i agree lisa , i live next doot to 2 old women who never have any1 visit let alone stay over , yet there houses are huge xxx

Rachael Walker
Rachael Walker
  • Lisa Campbell

I think it depends on the situation and the person , my sisters in a three on her own but one room used for grandchildren staying , I need a bigger three or four but it was my choice to have five children knowing I had no room i don't think anyone should be forced to pay or leave there homes for the likes of my needs , if its an elderly lady who maybe can't get upstairs then a bungalow should be offered , its horrible to think about all the stress its causeing x

Dawn Curtis
Dawn Curtis

I'm a single foster Carer working for local authorities, not only am I now liable for the extra bedroom taxes but may have to quit the good care work I provide for local authorities and be forced into finding alternative work. I do a lot of up to date training and I enjoy the care work i provide.. what a shame I may be forced into downsizing my home to where and what job... shame on you Mr Cameron.....as the local authorities are crying out for foster carers this government are making it all very questionable .....

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Dawn Curtis

You are only being charged because you are claiming Housing Benefit and the reason you are able to claim and receive Housing Benefit and the reason foster children are not added to your claim is because you receive hundreds of pounds a week for each child you foster and this income is completely disregarded..... think about it

Steaven Smith
Steaven Smith
  • Dawn Curtis

mum told u b4 on this one, as u are a 'single person' with no dependants! u there fore are a 1 bed need person, also as u earn money from fostering children this is classed as an income, im sure that somewhere in the tenancy agreement that it sates that must not be used for business use, therefore if government wanted that they could see this as a breach! so therefore ull lose out anyway and if u want to continue fostering children without having to pay for the rooms to continue then simple...

mum told u b4 on this one, as u are a 'single person' with no dependants! u there fore are a 1 bed need person, also as u earn money from fostering children this is classed as an income, im sure that somewhere in the tenancy agreement that it sates that must not be used for business use, therefore if government wanted that they could see this as a breach! so therefore ull lose out anyway and if u want to continue fostering children without having to pay for the rooms to continue then simple as buy your own house to be able to do so! and for the people that have say 4 kids 3 boys 1 girl stuck in a 2 bed flat because of no houses due to likes of yourself mum thats fair is it ? xx

Nicola Constantinou
Nicola Constantinou
  • Dawn Curtis

omg wtf you on about steaven? mum works so hard at what she does and had brought all us kids up in that house went to college to do what she does.you have all these kids steaven with women you should have a job and look after them not count on the government to pay for them or give you a house.over here if you don't work you don't get shit.

Nicola Constantinou
Nicola Constantinou
  • Dawn Curtis

they don't know what the hell there talking about.

Lorna Keggans Gregg
Lorna Keggans Gregg

well I agree with the bedroom charge as then it means that someone like me might be able to actually get a council house rather than pay someone elses mortgage. Why should single people have a three bed house. these homes were built to be family homes so families should be in them.

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Lorna Keggans Gregg

it isn`t going to create more houses though, all it means they`ll be shuffling people about

Lorna Keggans Gregg
Lorna Keggans Gregg
  • Lorna Keggans Gregg

Oh so now i am ignorant because i am looking for a better situation for my children!!! Because of the selfish people sitting in larger houses that they need my family have to suffer. I have been trough hell with private landlords who decide to do whatever they want. My family have had to move three times in the last year and a half because of landlords and just before xmas we were preparing to goin to homeless accommodation because our local housing had no 3 bed houses for us. There is also...

Oh so now i am ignorant because i am looking for a better situation for my children!!! Because of the selfish people sitting in larger houses that they need my family have to suffer. I have been trough hell with private landlords who decide to do whatever they want. My family have had to move three times in the last year and a half because of landlords and just before xmas we were preparing to goin to homeless accommodation because our local housing had no 3 bed houses for us. There is also over a dozen one bedroom bugalows that are borded up as no one will take them so yes people should be made to take a house that is suitable for their situation.

Lorna Keggans Gregg
Lorna Keggans Gregg
  • Lorna Keggans Gregg

and why in heavens name should someone have one or two bedrooms sitting empty most of the time when there is folk like me desperate for a decent house. If folk dont want to pay the bedroom tax then get a bloody job simple!!!! i bet this situation doesnt even effect you yet you still want to shoot your mouth off. You dont know what i have been through so dont even think you can call me ignorant!!!!!

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Lorna Keggans Gregg

there is nothing in my reply suggesting you are ignorant, where did that come from ? or was there another reply that has been deleted ?
We are a couple in a 2 bed house, there are NO 1 bed flats/houses available to downsize to.
`Get a bloody job` you say, my husband works full time on a low wage, so yes it does affect (not effect) us, we get a small amount of housing benefit.
I agree that single people or couples should not be occupying a 3 or 4 bed `social`house, the problem is that there...

there is nothing in my reply suggesting you are ignorant, where did that come from ? or was there another reply that has been deleted ?
We are a couple in a 2 bed house, there are NO 1 bed flats/houses available to downsize to.
`Get a bloody job` you say, my husband works full time on a low wage, so yes it does affect (not effect) us, we get a small amount of housing benefit.
I agree that single people or couples should not be occupying a 3 or 4 bed `social`house, the problem is that there are not enough 1 bed places for them to move to. This is not a government exercise in fairness, it`s all about them saving money by cutting housing benefit, the government know it`s impossible for most social housing tennents to downsize, they don`t really want them to downsize, the fewer that can, the more money the government saves.
Have you not noticed they aren`t asking single people or couples in social housing who are lucky enough to be employed & earning enough not to be in receipt of housing benefit to give up their large houses to someone who is overcrowded, that wouldn`t bring in any revenue. Neither are they cutting housing benefit for pesioners living in 3 bed or more houses, at least not yet, pensioners are more the Tory`s main voters
People shuffling around to either a smaller or larger propery is not going to shorten the waiting list for social housing, it will not create more houses.
You sound very bitter, maybe getting councelling would be a good idea.

Stewart Mann
Stewart Mann

What about people that are over crowded. I have 3 kids in 1 bedroom 2 girls one boy! We have been on waiting list for over 5 years! why should we be forced to stay over crowed when some people have a spare room going just for when family or friends stop every now and then!

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Stewart Mann

if you only have 2 bedrooms, why have 3 children ?

Stewart Mann
Stewart Mann
  • Stewart Mann

Your not chinese are you ? Why should i only be able to have 2 kids?

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Stewart Mann

I didn`t say that, please read for comprehension, btw it`s you`re

Natalie Cunningham
Natalie Cunningham

I agree wit this charge.. People are seriously overcrowded or homeless and tax payers are paying housing benifit for empty rooms. STOP BEING SO SELFISH PEOPLE.

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Natalie Cunningham

Also paying for people who don't work or can't afford the 3+ kids they keep having!! Don't lets forget that one.

Carol Fenton Morgan
Carol Fenton Morgan
  • Natalie Cunningham

i would agree with this policy if the government had first made sure ther was enough suitable smaller housing for these people to move to...but there isnt...and possible the ones offered would be ones where no one else would want to live...it may be a fair policy but only if implemented correctly and they should have sorted this all out before bringing it in...as for people in the private reenting sector only being allowed the space they need...what a load of rubbish.i have lived 11yrs next...

i would agree with this policy if the government had first made sure ther was enough suitable smaller housing for these people to move to...but there isnt...and possible the ones offered would be ones where no one else would want to live...it may be a fair policy but only if implemented correctly and they should have sorted this all out before bringing it in...as for people in the private reenting sector only being allowed the space they need...what a load of rubbish.i have lived 11yrs next to a woman on her own with 2 dogs and virtually never has anyone round or to stay and its got 2 bedrooms..and the government has been paying and still is....so this charge...not a tax should not have been brought in so quickly...

Catherine Wild
Catherine Wild

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two...

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two weeks, totally don't think so. I will stand my ground..WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED....

Jean Rowland
Jean Rowland
  • Catherine Wild

Well said Catherine I am also having nightmares and have been on anti depressants for some time because of this and other measures, I was working up until last year am nearly 60 and like you my grandchildren and children come here and help me as I am arthitic We Have To All Stand Together:)

Barbara Dawn
Barbara Dawn
  • Catherine Wild

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between...

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between £14 and £25 (in this scenario) towards your rent. uthority for discretionary housing payments- but this pot of money allocated by the government is controlled by each local authority and they make their own rules up about who is eligible for it and who isnt!
Not much left for food (proces on the increase again) extortionate gas/elec/water prices etc, and god forbis you might still need to run a car (for job interviews, possibilities etc) cameron and his cronies need a wake up call- I can totally see the reasoning behind these ideas, but they have not thought about the consequences of this- homelessness/ increased poverty/increased risk of crime etc - not really going to solve any financial crisis in this country is it?

Celine Wathier
Celine Wathier
  • Catherine Wild

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self...

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self righteous attitude which cause shortage of housing !
A property is yours to do what you want with and as you wish only if it is rightfully yours. Council flats are government properties and if it decides that it hasn't got the finance nor the resource to build or refurbish more properties, then it has every right to reclaim empty rooms or ask for money from its tenants wishing to keep the luxury of extra rooms while preventing other families in need of affordable accommodations.
Your selfishness is resulting in overcrowding houses, stress, depression, violence,....... the children are the ones suffering !
ISN'T IT TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT OTHER CHILDREN AND SUFFERING FAMILIES !
BUT I FORGET IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU PEOPLE AND WHAT YOU WANT !
AND WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY 20, 30, 40, 50,........YEARS AGO !?!

Billy Hogan
Billy Hogan
  • Catherine Wild

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family,...

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family, mothers look about 18yrs old, we all know about the scam of groups taking the same children to the DWP like pass the parcel, and making a claim for child benefits for them, when they are queried..no speak english...jokes

Candy Jane Weston
Candy Jane Weston
  • Catherine Wild

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social...

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social housing not just a select few.
all this policy is doing is creating more over crowding because it doesnt take account for personal surcumstances such as divided familys with a father or grandparents having access to his/ their children on over night stays on weekends and school holidays.
so please tell me where it is selfish to want to retain a spare room for these reasons ?

Jane Mcewan
Jane Mcewan
  • Catherine Wild

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the...

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the landlord (cutting out the middle man). This is a recipe for disaster as far as i am concerned.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
  • Catherine Wild

Barbara Dawn no offence but I think everybody is aware of what we have to pay as we, ve all recieved letters telling us how much worse off were going to be... so no clarification needed!!

Frances Young
Frances Young
  • Catherine Wild

Stop having children then

Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
  • Catherine Wild

Candy Jane Weston buy your own house or private rent then you can have as many bedroom as you want

Christine Shentall Ne Burton

I think it is wrong we carnt get a bloody job and carnt really aford to live why do, s this government want to give money away and not look after there own.... they r blood suckin assholes, thats my opinion....

Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

The government are quite happy to stick 6 billion£s a year into a country that has a nuclear program and a space program and have taken 10s of thousands of jobs out of the UK,And are Quite happy to crippple financialey the people who are most vulnarable in our own country.!!!!!(C---S!.

Mark Gray
Mark Gray
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

Ian Anderson thats how much they want to fuck us.Like they hate their own people. They LOVE foreigners though.So much so they shower them with all our hard earned cash and resources FOR NOTHING.AND OUR JOBS.AND NOW our HOMES are required.. bastards are goin toooo far.GRRR

Lenora Wilmot
Lenora Wilmot
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

their savin up to build a train track for a fast train lol while everyone who cant afford to live suffers

Hedra Hornby
Hedra Hornby
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

financially vulnerable

James Mcindoe
James Mcindoe
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

who is this train for. think about it. its not for you or me i will be dead by the time its built why do i need it. if the govneed it fund it from there expens acounts not ours,

Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

there are jobs out there they may not be your ideal job but they are there. i have a full time job and a casual one so get off your ass and get a job pay your own way and you can have as many bedrooms as you want

Dennis Smalley
Dennis Smalley
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

we cant afford the train tickets either
only for posh people

Richard-Jud Hessey
Richard-Jud Hessey
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

We havent even got enough land area to have a train system that fast unless very few stops & that reduces passengers It's a white elephant while ppl in need suffer.

David Miller
David Miller
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

a fast train back to the 1800 when there was poor house for the poor and workhouse too

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