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

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...

Maureen Larkin
Maureen Larkin

can everyone who voted david cameron into power sleep at night, I sincerely hope not and I hope what is doing ends up effecting you all in the worst possible way.

Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy

if a man is seperated from his ex.. they have a daughter.... Social services say.. need two rooms as your daughter can not stay in your room with you.. but government says.. cant have a two bedroom house becuase your a guy on your own during week? So Mr Cameron.. what do you say to all these men trying their bloody best to be a good dad? Take a lodger they are told.. that can help..... but with children? Would you Mr Cameron accept any stranger in your home with your children? Use the brain...

if a man is seperated from his ex.. they have a daughter.... Social services say.. need two rooms as your daughter can not stay in your room with you.. but government says.. cant have a two bedroom house becuase your a guy on your own during week? So Mr Cameron.. what do you say to all these men trying their bloody best to be a good dad? Take a lodger they are told.. that can help..... but with children? Would you Mr Cameron accept any stranger in your home with your children? Use the brain you was born with and sort the country out.. by stopping expenses.. making MP's own only ONE home per MP.. Stop Bankers and Mp's getting pay rises and stupid bonuses.. Take a year in OUR lives.. see if you can live on £55 per week? I don't think so.. do you?

Lisa Jonck
Lisa Jonck
  • Sarah McCoy

Bedroom tax only applies to people that have their rent paid for them in part or in full so get a job pay full rent and bedroom tax won't matter! Getting a lodger is sub letting, illegal as far as I'm aware! And I should be so lucky to have £55 in my pocket each week after paying my own rent and bills me and hubby both work and its still not easy but at least we are setting an example for our children.

Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy
  • Sarah McCoy

First off he did work from the age of 16 until he lost his job through the company going bust.. Secondly.. He needs a two bedroom due to his daughter.. He would gladly take a smaller house in order to pay for everything if he could. He got £55 BEFORE paying his rent.. his bills etc. Not having that after he has paid them. And Thirdly.. Since I posted this.. he has gotten a JOB, and still had to give up his flat cos now half his wages more or less goes to the mum. So yes He is working.. and...

First off he did work from the age of 16 until he lost his job through the company going bust.. Secondly.. He needs a two bedroom due to his daughter.. He would gladly take a smaller house in order to pay for everything if he could. He got £55 BEFORE paying his rent.. his bills etc. Not having that after he has paid them. And Thirdly.. Since I posted this.. he has gotten a JOB, and still had to give up his flat cos now half his wages more or less goes to the mum. So yes He is working.. and still he is shafted by fat cats who get bonuses more then what the average Joe earns in a year. Who also claim for a dinner that probably costs more then a months wage?

Sarah Hawkins
Sarah Hawkins

If it's got a dining table in it it's a dining room = no tax

Amanda Panda Faulkner
Amanda Panda Faulkner
  • Sarah Hawkins

is that how people can get round it?

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Sarah Hawkins

of course not, the number of bedrooms is stated on your tenacy agreement, but if a `bedroom` is less than 70 sq foot then it is not technically a bedroom

Michael Carlson
Michael Carlson

I am not a citizen of England of England so I have no vote or say so in this matter! Am I to understand correctly that the government wishes to force people to take others into there home or will impose a tax upon themfor each vacant room? So people will be taxed for an empty room, or give up personal space and be taxed for rent charges? How about the government build housing, Fix up old houses or let the low income fend for themself. It is not fair for good hard working people to have to give up what they worked for.

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Michael Carlson

in our case, because we have a 2 bedroom house, we will lose housing benefit that we receive because my husband is on a low wage, there isn`t the option of us moving to a 1 bedroom place because there isn`t any available. As the money is stopped from benefit, the option of not paying doesn`t apply

Wendy Frost
Wendy Frost

remember the daylight robery charge when people blocked their windows, f-ck--g ridiculous, arsehole government, your picking on the wrong people, going to be a civil war if the government ain't careful, we sick of being bullied by a load of tofts with 2 much money.

Tracy Mains
Tracy Mains

Why should I live in a shoe box because the governments cant manage the country finances & send us all plunging into recessions! Why do I have to pay for the priveledge of having a spare bedroom for my grand daughter to stay in? All governments are the same, whether they are labour or conservative. Thye have no interest in the people thay are supposed to represent. The only reason they want a job like that is not so they can help the people but to line all their arse pockets & those of their...

Why should I live in a shoe box because the governments cant manage the country finances & send us all plunging into recessions! Why do I have to pay for the priveledge of having a spare bedroom for my grand daughter to stay in? All governments are the same, whether they are labour or conservative. Thye have no interest in the people thay are supposed to represent. The only reason they want a job like that is not so they can help the people but to line all their arse pockets & those of their cronies. Theyre in it for the money, nothing else, and they showed their true colors with the expenses farce!

Lisa Armstrong
Lisa Armstrong
  • Tracy Mains

What?! You can have as many damn bedrooms as you like, you paid for them!!!

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