Isabel Dunlop
Isabel Dunlop

I wonder how many lodgers Cameron will be housing see as he is being paid by us the tax payer and I'm sure his house is also being paid for by the tax payer

Marie Pettigrew
Marie Pettigrew
  • Isabel Dunlop

It is clear the policies are not working and there is a ground swell of discontent. It is time the banks paid back the money they were given and the rich paid their fair share of tax. If companies and the rich had not been given the tax loopholes they have been given there would be no need to squeeze the poor working man and woman and there would be money to invest in social housing and job creation. We need proper democracy as we are now governed by three greedy Tory parties: New Labour,...

It is clear the policies are not working and there is a ground swell of discontent. It is time the banks paid back the money they were given and the rich paid their fair share of tax. If companies and the rich had not been given the tax loopholes they have been given there would be no need to squeeze the poor working man and woman and there would be money to invest in social housing and job creation. We need proper democracy as we are now governed by three greedy Tory parties: New Labour, liberals and Conservatives-Thatcher's legacy. Deregulation, privatisation and selling off social housing and where did the money go? We don't know, but an awful lot of politician's got rich in a very short space of time. The arms trader Mark Thatcher did very well out of things. It is unacceptable that the Poe and vulnerable in society should be made to suffer for political greed.

Anna Shepherd
Anna Shepherd

I agree with the charge. Yes it will affect good people but there are a lot of people who have lied their way to get a council house. I've been on the list for 15 years and never have been given a chance because I haven't liedmy way tthrough the system. Some people should not be given the chance and yet they do and the live in a house which is far too big for their family. But its ok for people like me to struggle every month to keep a roof over my kids heads and food on the table by private...

I agree with the charge. Yes it will affect good people but there are a lot of people who have lied their way to get a council house. I've been on the list for 15 years and never have been given a chance because I haven't liedmy way tthrough the system. Some people should not be given the chance and yet they do and the live in a house which is far too big for their family. But its ok for people like me to struggle every month to keep a roof over my kids heads and food on the table by private renting. Get a grip. They are not telling you to totally give up a house but to move to a smaller house or pay to keep the bigger house. And it is a small amount of money per week also.

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Anna Shepherd

I'm in the North West & there's no 1 beds available where I live, as for private rentals, they nearly all state "no housing benefit accepted"

Colin Gray
Colin Gray

Contrary to what this government spout we r NOT in it together, roll on 2015

Liz Watt
Liz Watt
  • Colin Gray

I am in a 3 bedroom house and have been trying to move to a smaller house but there is no 2 bedroom house available because the council sold most of then so if the council built suitable 2 bedroom I would move ASAP I have a disability and I have asked the council about moving into a 2 bedroom house that was not suitable for me and I would adapted it and pay for it as well and l was told no as the house is not suitable and they refused me so now l have to sit in a 3 bedroom and wait for a suitable 2 bedroom

Lorraine Lepley
Lorraine Lepley

I am a carer for my mam, the carers allowance is stingy enough, £100 for a 45 +hour week, but now their going to take £25 of that for the bedroom tax even though Ive told them I need an extra room for my mam to stay in when shes ill so I can look after her properly, she lives in a 1 bedroom place so its not practical for me to stay there, ive found out that a foster carer can have a spare room and wont be charged the bedroom tax even if they have no children in their charge all the time so the same should apply in my case.

Kerri Wiffen
Kerri Wiffen

I from the other hand. Live in a 1 bedroom small flat with 2 children my son sleeps in a cupboard because his bed does not fit in our bedroom with our bed the cot and the wardrobes. So I do agree with what he is doing as some people have got too many bedrooms that they don't use and yet there is u that struggle. I think people need to think of others and no them selves!

H Ross Anderson
H Ross Anderson
  • Kerri Wiffen

You miss the point, there is a shortage of all housing and there needs to be investment by goverment to build houses instead of playing musical chairs with people's lives.

Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh

Are you an 80 year old with a spare room, rent it out, a single mum with young children and one more room than you need, rent it out, are you vunarable in any way and have a spare room, rent it out because we are the couldn't give a s**t in the community party and we are cutting your benifits as we have to pay for the tax breaks to the rich somehow!

Peter Walsh
Peter Walsh
  • Phil Walsh

GIVE ME A GARROT AND THE SMALLEST OPPORTUNITY

Gordon Hamilton
Gordon Hamilton

As I live alone in what is deemed to be a 2 bedroom flat, I will be subject to the 'bedroom tax' along with 1152 other residents from the ISOS Housing Group.

ISOS are willing to move anyone who is subject to this tax but they have already said that they just don't have enough one bedroom properties to accommodate all 1152 people. They have refused to re-designate some two bedroom properties - like mine - into one bedroom accommodation.

Anyone who has been to my gaff knows that it is only a...

As I live alone in what is deemed to be a 2 bedroom flat, I will be subject to the 'bedroom tax' along with 1152 other residents from the ISOS Housing Group.

ISOS are willing to move anyone who is subject to this tax but they have already said that they just don't have enough one bedroom properties to accommodate all 1152 people. They have refused to re-designate some two bedroom properties - like mine - into one bedroom accommodation.

Anyone who has been to my gaff knows that it is only a one bedroom flat as the '2nd' bedroom is actually my living room, a room with only three walls. There used to be a wall separeating the front room from the passage to the dining room, it is now a large arch. So if anyone comes in, they walk straight into the so-called '2nd' bedroom. So much for privacy then.

The only way round this is for ISOS to rent out my '2nd' bedroom. Hmmm... so, hands up all those who want to live with me, in an open bedroom with no privacy? Right, I wouldn't either!

Please sign the petition to have this grossly unfair tax removed.

Gordon Hamilton
Gordon Hamilton
  • Gordon Hamilton

Some 660,000 people across the country are affected by this - let's put a stop to it... NOW!!

Ellie Weetman
Ellie Weetman

Its a disgrace . Im in a 3 bed and have 2 kids both girls age 10 and 6 and im expecting my 3rd in aug . Dunno how this will affect me how long will they tell me a baby can share my room till !!!! Joke this country when they give all th houses to people that should even be in our country arghhhhh !!!!!!

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Ellie Weetman

When your new baby is born, you will qualify for 3 bedrooms

Pauline Jane Amey
Pauline Jane Amey

This 14.00 per week per room is not for Pensioners My mum was so worried this bit wasn't made clear.

H Ross Anderson
H Ross Anderson
  • Pauline Jane Amey

Hope this doen't mean you accept it for those working families/people who will have to pay the extra. Not all people who recieve housing benefit are not in work.

Bonnie White
Bonnie White

From the Derby Telegraph:

''According to the National Housing Federation, the cut will be a fixed percentage of the Housing Benefit eligible rent. The Government has said that this will be set at 14% for one extra bedroom and 25% for two or more extra bedrooms.

The Government’s impact assessment shows that those affected will lose an average of £13 a week. Housing association tenants are expected to lose £14 a week on average.

Earlier this month the National Housing Federation called for...

From the Derby Telegraph:

''According to the National Housing Federation, the cut will be a fixed percentage of the Housing Benefit eligible rent. The Government has said that this will be set at 14% for one extra bedroom and 25% for two or more extra bedrooms.

The Government’s impact assessment shows that those affected will lose an average of £13 a week. Housing association tenants are expected to lose £14 a week on average.

Earlier this month the National Housing Federation called for the Government to rule out increases in future years.

Why is it being introduced?

The tax aims to encourage tenants to downsize, in a bid to cut £500 million from the welfare.''.

Stephen Kirk
Stephen Kirk
  • Bonnie White

this needs to be amended slightly,its not to encourage tenants to downsize,,its to cut the welfare bill,which is too high and the money saved is to pay off the deficit!!the deficit was caused by all the people on benefits wasnt it??NO but you want them to pay for it caMORON!!you wouldnt have a mansion tax but you can have a bedroom tax and make the worst off pay for your millionair friends,who by the way are the ones who own and rent out the most expensive houses,thats why the benefit bill...

this needs to be amended slightly,its not to encourage tenants to downsize,,its to cut the welfare bill,which is too high and the money saved is to pay off the deficit!!the deficit was caused by all the people on benefits wasnt it??NO but you want them to pay for it caMORON!!you wouldnt have a mansion tax but you can have a bedroom tax and make the worst off pay for your millionair friends,who by the way are the ones who own and rent out the most expensive houses,thats why the benefit bill is so high caMORON,cap the rents theyre charging and the benefit bill wont be as high!!

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