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

Beccy Browett
Beccy Browett

It wouldn't allow me to add a comment this long but wanted to share the unabridged version:
The 'bedroom tax' is not a 'just' tax. You have chosen to place this unnecessary burden upon those in society already in a difficult and vulnerable position - those on low wages, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed. You have shown your disgust and loathing for these people by punishing only them with this 'tax' as opposed to all on housing benefit i.e. those in social housing and not those in...

It wouldn't allow me to add a comment this long but wanted to share the unabridged version:
The 'bedroom tax' is not a 'just' tax. You have chosen to place this unnecessary burden upon those in society already in a difficult and vulnerable position - those on low wages, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed. You have shown your disgust and loathing for these people by punishing only them with this 'tax' as opposed to all on housing benefit i.e. those in social housing and not those in privately rented accommodation.
Have you even totaled the real cost of this exercise? If someone is in receipt of benefits and has to move home they can apply to their council for the downpayment and arrangement fees to be paid on their behalf, to be repayed at a later date. The cost of privately rented accommodation is on average, a third more than that of social housing and will therefore result in higher payouts of housing benefit. Then we have the relocation of tenants to different districts such as Camden Councils moving of over 700 families more than 200 miles away. Therefore not only shifting the 'problem' to another district (claimants apply to the council in the area they will be living in) but also creating larger and new 'ghetto' areas as we all know that areas which have lower rental rates reflects the higher levels of unemployment in that area. So, even less chance of those in need of assistance improving their financial situation and reducing their 'burden' on the state. As ATOS has seen more than 10,600 deaths of people going through the system, the death toll will continue to rise at an alarming rate as those told they are 'fit to work' give up hope and peoples mental and physical health deteriorates. They will suffer and die, and those who had to give up jobs to relocate find it impossible to find a new job in an area already suffering from high unemployment and few jobs and cannot receive benefits because they 'gave up' their previous job. Again people suffer including babies and young children, inadequately clothed, cold and hungry.
How long, before the tories come up with a 'state of the art' facility to house families, where their children will receive an education, work will be available and your food supplied? The 'work' will pay for what you receive but as you have no wage...you won't be able to afford to leave...it's called a Workhouse but I'm sure you will come up with something far more imaginative. I know this is what will unfold. You will remember reading this, when the time comes. By then it will be too late to act. Can your conscience cope with the misery and deaths which will come if this 'tax' is allowed to go ahead?
If you want to save money then remember, 'charity begins at home' and stop sending billions of pounds in foreign (development) aid which is well documented not to serve the purpose for which it claims.

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Beccy Browett

Those tenants in private rentals,have always only been given Housing Benefit on the amount of bedrooms they Need and as you say are much dearer than Social Housing, so many have had to pay top ups for years, Now the government is treating Social Housiing the same, but as those rents are much cheaper the top ups to pay will not be as much

Denise Ann Ferris
Denise Ann Ferris

Just not right be paying for the air we breath soon

Sara Louise Taylor
Sara Louise Taylor

The idea of the scheme is that luxury's such as guest rooms are only for people that can afford them. I think it is because they have lots of older people on housing benefit who's children have moved out and have young family's of their own, possibly also on housing benefit and require larger houses and spend a very long time in over crowded accommodation, not only is there not a lot of vacant housing, the low minimum wage in this country means that larger housing is out of the price range...

The idea of the scheme is that luxury's such as guest rooms are only for people that can afford them. I think it is because they have lots of older people on housing benefit who's children have moved out and have young family's of their own, possibly also on housing benefit and require larger houses and spend a very long time in over crowded accommodation, not only is there not a lot of vacant housing, the low minimum wage in this country means that larger housing is out of the price range of a lot of family's without claiming housing benefit. In simplest terms they want to rearrange this so that the young family's get the larger houses and the older generation get the smaller ones, it does make sense, although unfortunate for some. I myself am temporarily loving in expensive London and although I have 2 children me and my partner can only afford a 1 bedroom house, we earn to much to claim benefits and the council housing list is full to the brim. For this reason we are soon moving to Hampshire where we can afford a much larger house and garden for our children.

Sara Louise Taylor
Sara Louise Taylor
  • Sara Louise Taylor

I also frequently get insulting comments about my expensive tiny house from people with nice big free council houses outside of London, It upsets me but I guess karma or Cameron is a bitch ;)

Sharon Brooks
Sharon Brooks

everyone sign the petitions..... even on low income you still have to pay the bedroom tax.

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Sharon Brooks

Only if they are claiming Housing Benefit

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.

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