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Susan Davies
Susan Davies

I think its disgustin to pay tax on a spare room the rent is more than enough with the pol tax as well my spare room is very small what next? what are you trying to do, people are struggling enough as it is, I agree with a single occupant moving to a smaller house as they have 2 spare rooms, i know of 6 people in my area who have 3 bedroom houses that live alone more bungalows for the elderly maybe? which would be easier on there bills to I know many have lived in ther homes for many years...

I think its disgustin to pay tax on a spare room the rent is more than enough with the pol tax as well my spare room is very small what next? what are you trying to do, people are struggling enough as it is, I agree with a single occupant moving to a smaller house as they have 2 spare rooms, i know of 6 people in my area who have 3 bedroom houses that live alone more bungalows for the elderly maybe? which would be easier on there bills to I know many have lived in ther homes for many years and wouldn't move but its the younger generation who lives alone would benifit from smaller houses IF you built or bought older houses to rent out.

Susan Davies
Susan Davies
  • Susan Davies

ps take a packed lunch to work instead of having all these posh lunches with all that youd save u can pay for all the spare rooms!!! and get a bike do you really need that posh car that drives u around! NO !!

Stephanie-jane Elizabeth Mallett

just one more case of the rich getting richer and the not so well off getting kicked in the nuts the so called prime minister should try living on benefits for 3 months instead of eating dinners that cost more than some folk get in a week they are all a total bunch of money grabbing morons.

Carole Woodcock
Carole Woodcock
  • Stephanie-jane Elizabeth Mallett

Amen

Dorothy Florence Chambers

A n old successful idea is offer the full cost of moving and redecorating and curtains to anyone who could like smaller.No pushing but offer an exchange with a bargain.

Sylvia Lessells
Sylvia Lessells
  • Dorothy Florence Chambers

The council have offered removal expenses /etc. but not curtains/but some not budging even though they have one or two spares/so they have to pay taxes/ alot elderly i wouldnt like them to be unhappy with moving after yonks in the family home.Not sure if they have been exempt from taxes hope they have.The ones struggling thats everyone apart from the rich they can pay .Government waited all this time went in when people were already down on theyr"e knees . gov; know how to hit a double...

The council have offered removal expenses /etc. but not curtains/but some not budging even though they have one or two spares/so they have to pay taxes/ alot elderly i wouldnt like them to be unhappy with moving after yonks in the family home.Not sure if they have been exempt from taxes hope they have.The ones struggling thats everyone apart from the rich they can pay .Government waited all this time went in when people were already down on theyr"e knees . gov; know how to hit a double wammy/////when mps caused the probs in the very first instant

John Clark
John Clark

Why cannot these idiots leave us alone I worked very hard for my home with lots of rooms, where as other people had new cars etc etc, leave us alone, just because they all cannot run a country propely, we have to pay!

Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson
  • John Clark

here here i got my 3 bed a year ago i wont be affect by this yet but i will one day an by then me an my partner would have spent ££££££££££ on our home to make it look nice we have already spent £££££ on the house there was no garden just a mud square all the walls were just plasterboard the kitchen cupboards are warped the inside of the cupboards are to but our council wont replace it as its doing the job its ment to but it dont look pritty we will be the ones footing the bill if we want a...

here here i got my 3 bed a year ago i wont be affect by this yet but i will one day an by then me an my partner would have spent ££££££££££ on our home to make it look nice we have already spent £££££ on the house there was no garden just a mud square all the walls were just plasterboard the kitchen cupboards are warped the inside of the cupboards are to but our council wont replace it as its doing the job its ment to but it dont look pritty we will be the ones footing the bill if we want a home to be proud of so we dont go on hols we not got flashy cars or all the upto date clothes that cost a fortune cause to want a nice home but now wats the point if in the future we will have to leave cause of the taxes then all our hard work an money will be in a house that someone else will be enjoying

Sharon Cleaves
Sharon Cleaves

We have worked hard to provide a home for our children, large enough for it to be comfortable, enough bedrooms so they don't have to share. Why should we have to pay tax on something we have already paid for. Perhaps the Government would like to make me pay tax each time I brush my teeth with my Sonic toothbrush, because my manual redundant toothbrush I have in my bathroom is just sitting there, rather than it being used. They are no better than the criminals of this Country who steal from us. Absolutely contemptible.

Richard Cleaves
Richard Cleaves
  • Sharon Cleaves

Uh. Does not affect the homeowners Shaz, only those in Council or Social provided housing whose 17 kids have grown up and got their own Council house.

Chelle Hayward-Lahmers
Chelle Hayward-Lahmers

they will be telling us we can only paint the walls magnolia next! Should we instead fill the spare room with an extra child and claim child tax credits and cost the treasury more money? ridiculous. what i do with my house is my business, i oay my council tax and that is more than it should be. fascists

Kirsty Reynolds
Kirsty Reynolds

I know this is controveral, in a whole I am against what the government is doing, because my ex is in our old council home and I moved away with the kids to start a new life, I now have a mortgage, my ex recently had a stroke and has no chance of returning to work, but it is the kids family home and they have a right to see their dad, if he has to move to a smaller one bedroomed place, how can he have his children over night? I know it will be a struggle for him to meet the housing costs if...

I know this is controveral, in a whole I am against what the government is doing, because my ex is in our old council home and I moved away with the kids to start a new life, I now have a mortgage, my ex recently had a stroke and has no chance of returning to work, but it is the kids family home and they have a right to see their dad, if he has to move to a smaller one bedroomed place, how can he have his children over night? I know it will be a struggle for him to meet the housing costs if they expect him to pay the difference. Also because he had a severe stroke the house has been adapted to his needs, if he moved somewhere else they would have to adapt that place aswell. There are alot of families this rule is going to affect. Fathers don't have enough access as it is, this will make it even harder for them. However, there is a shortage of houses and single people/couples with no children or family that stays over might be better of in a smaller home.

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

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