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

Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh

I am amazed at how some people can blame the mostly socialist parties that represent the majority of countries that make up the EU are to blame for the rise of the fascist right and their policies in the UK. For f**k sake if it wasn't for Europe your kids would already be in the Chinese style sweat shops the the 1% are planning for the children of the stupid once they help take their children out of Europe and out of the protection of the Human rights. An act that the UK government invented...

I am amazed at how some people can blame the mostly socialist parties that represent the majority of countries that make up the EU are to blame for the rise of the fascist right and their policies in the UK. For f**k sake if it wasn't for Europe your kids would already be in the Chinese style sweat shops the the 1% are planning for the children of the stupid once they help take their children out of Europe and out of the protection of the Human rights. An act that the UK government invented and never ratified into UK law until those dastardly Europeans forced us to.

Yesterday the Queen sighed us up to a new Commonwealth version of the same act which we also won’t uphold in our own country but will use as a stick to beat the underdeveloped countries.

As for why Germany is doing so well, they work hard unlike so many in the UK and their government unlike the UK's have not allowed their rich to rape their nation, steal their nations resources or bend the people across the barrel of capitalism and f**k them up the arse like the UK government, who are our 1% are and have done to the UK, its people and it's economy. Wake up folks the only people to benefit from leaving Europe is the same bastards who are turning us over now, their the wolves in sheep clothing who are currently trying to convince you that black is white. That Europe is the energy, when the truth is they are the enemy and they will stuff you and your children once they have conned you into giving up your rights!

Keith Thomson
Keith Thomson
  • Phil Walsh

Do you feel better now? :D

Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh
  • Phil Walsh

Keith Thomson a little

Linda White
Linda White

We fought 2 world wars not to have to live in a' Nazi run way' in this country all those people that died to save us from that for us to have to now live being told what to do, where to live how to live, how far we have to travel as a limit for work, how many children we can have and what age we have to stop being parents to our children so god knows who or what street ends being the caretaker of the children we are meant to be responsible, Mums ain't even allowed to be mums and have the...

We fought 2 world wars not to have to live in a' Nazi run way' in this country all those people that died to save us from that for us to have to now live being told what to do, where to live how to live, how far we have to travel as a limit for work, how many children we can have and what age we have to stop being parents to our children so god knows who or what street ends being the caretaker of the children we are meant to be responsible, Mums ain't even allowed to be mums and have the job of parenthood till they are old enough to fend for themselves , even told where we can smoke and how we can disapline our children....Sounds like a Nazi Goverment to me My family that died for this life would be turning in their graves to know they died in vain so we could have this life instead! its a bloody joke!

Laurie Dishman
Laurie Dishman
  • Linda White

how long before we are all put on goods train carriages and sent off never to be seen again. Comandant cameron and his bunch of nazi bastards dont give a ***k about us. Thatcher destroyed the working class and look what has happened now she dead. Your turn will come one day cameron.

Marie Reade
Marie Reade

this government really has no regard for family life or its disabled people! get this goverment out!

Debbie Owen Holland
Debbie Owen Holland
  • Marie Reade

Can't wait for next election. Labour all the way x

Marie Reade
Marie Reade
  • Marie Reade

labour has no back bone anymore ukip for me this time

Lainy Farmer
Lainy Farmer

in my case, I need the "spare" bedroom (barely big enough for a cot, chair and maybe a little chest of drawers) as I am on life support, ie home dialysis - when I get monthly deliveries of the necessary supplies, I can hardly move in there! In my last place, I had fortnightly deliveries, and STILL had boxes piled up in my bedroom, the hall AND living room - I moved here so I'd have dedicated space, AND halve the delivery cost to the NHS. (If family or friends stay over, they have to sleep in the living room!)

Lainy Farmer
Lainy Farmer
  • Lainy Farmer

I have NOT sent "invites" out to sign on to other people's pages - but if anyone wants to sign this petition, JUST CLICK ON THE LINK

Lainy Farmer
Lainy Farmer
  • Lainy Farmer

nevertheless - odds are, there probably ARE people on home dialysis (and/or with other medical needs), of working age, in social housing - who need that extra bedroom for medical aids, or carers

Lorraine Davie
Lorraine Davie

With regards to this I am in agreement with the goverment the goverment are not saying you must vacate your property they are simply saying they will only give money for really what your entitled to, i have witnessed in my own street single people with 3 bedded properties so if these persons want a big property but do not really require this then its more a factor of want more than need, I myself at one point was a single parent in private rent working full time paying £400 per month rent...

With regards to this I am in agreement with the goverment the goverment are not saying you must vacate your property they are simply saying they will only give money for really what your entitled to, i have witnessed in my own street single people with 3 bedded properties so if these persons want a big property but do not really require this then its more a factor of want more than need, I myself at one point was a single parent in private rent working full time paying £400 per month rent with no help from housing benefit and I had to do so I can't see why we are putting up so much objections there will be people who feel it is unfair but perhaps if the income support rule was to change this would cause alot more anger as at the minute single claimants can claim until a child is seven meaning they are not surged to work or go to the jobcentre if this ruling changes which I am sure it will there will be alot more than bedroom tax to be discussed, we should be gratefull we get any sort of help.

H Ross Anderson
H Ross Anderson
  • Lorraine Davie

Why do you think these people are living in the bigger properties in the first place? Councils don't put single folks into 3 bed houses if smaller ones available. Small single bed houses are not thick on the ground.

Lorraine Davie
Lorraine Davie
  • Lorraine Davie

Sorry but I can see this is an issue however the website homeswapper shows me there is one bedded properties it just may not be in the area the applicant is wanting most individuals on this website are wanting to get an increase in property size so I cannot understand if people feel so at theat of being evicted how there is not an overload of properties on homeswapper looking to downsize .

Adam Day
Adam Day

Have you all forgot about the poor family's who have 3+ kids and are crammed into a 2 bed house because there's people living on there own in 3 or 4 bed houses and wont move to a 1 bed. so the struggling family's have to suffer do they? I know people in this situation and it makes me sick that single people are being greedy with 4 beds wasted while family's have to struggle. I know young family's who struggle like this(i was one of them).so if you don't want to pay, get a house that has the...

Have you all forgot about the poor family's who have 3+ kids and are crammed into a 2 bed house because there's people living on there own in 3 or 4 bed houses and wont move to a 1 bed. so the struggling family's have to suffer do they? I know people in this situation and it makes me sick that single people are being greedy with 4 beds wasted while family's have to struggle. I know young family's who struggle like this(i was one of them).so if you don't want to pay, get a house that has the rooms to suit you and it wont cost u ewt will it. and it will go along way to helping the housing shortage wont it. go on D.C your doin a good deed there, screw the greedy gits who want it all handed on a plate your helpin those who need it with this one.

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Adam Day

Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, I mean as if we don't already have enuf here already, don't get me wrong, I am all 4 helping those in need, but there's a limit 2...

Apparently on January 1st 2014 the UK will open its door 2 unlimited numbers of people from Romania & Bulgaria, 29million people will be entitled to come here.....not just 2 work, but 2 take advantage of our benefits, housing, schools & health services, almost half of them live in poverty, so where would u go if u were them, that's right here in good old britain, I mean as if we don't already have enuf here already, don't get me wrong, I am all 4 helping those in need, but there's a limit 2 everything, our own already here are being stripped of everything as it is, this is a big world & they can't all possibly fit into the UK, we will become beggars in our own country because they will have it all, takes the piss it really does!.... But i guess that's ok is it?, no-one would be going through this if they never let the amount of people they have into this country over the past 20yrs, we are a small minority in our own country, so who do you think is draining the benefit system then & taking all the homes then? And by the way, lots of people have been paying their full rent for years, but may have lost their jobs, or become to sick to work, or are disabled, its not just a one way story here that you have been brainwashed to believe, there is more to this than meets the eye, by the way this is a petition against these taxes, not a petition in support of it, your on the wrong place to voice that opinion dont you think? Makes me sick also that people just think about themself's to, many people have been through harder times than you & still are, and DC is not helping anyone, just shifting the goverments mess ups & responsibity's for failing to provide homes for a growing population, at the end of the day, if you are going to let thousands/millions into this country, then don't give them the homes that are rightfully the British, then people like you would not be suffering whilst half of the EU are living better lifes than us, people have a right to a family life & not everyone has empty rooms that they are not using or need, and there are not enough single property's, so its not viable all together, but guess its ok for people to live in cardboard boxes to make room for you, at least you got a roof over your head, unlike many, & maybe you should not have had so many kids if you were not n position to accomadate them, guess you will say you have the right to have as many as you like, well so do other people have the right to continue with their family life's ie: have grankids to stay, other members of the family, kids that have left & live miles away but want to spend some quality time with their parents, or diasbled people who need an extra room for carers!

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Adam Day

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...

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.

Derek Condon
Derek Condon

I am currently about to be forced to accept paying for demolition of my own structurally sound home as a direct result of government "policy". I too have a "spare" bedroom and will most likely be penalised for it. Cameron and his cohorts are trying to put the blame for this deliberately planned recession onto those least able to defend themselves and the BEDROOM TAX iis just another part of their deceitful "game". Due to my recent and long term fight to keep my home from being demolished...

I am currently about to be forced to accept paying for demolition of my own structurally sound home as a direct result of government "policy". I too have a "spare" bedroom and will most likely be penalised for it. Cameron and his cohorts are trying to put the blame for this deliberately planned recession onto those least able to defend themselves and the BEDROOM TAX iis just another part of their deceitful "game". Due to my recent and long term fight to keep my home from being demolished to make way for new Rabbit hutch sized so-called "alternative" shared equity (make that FORCED shared equity), I have considerable insight into this nonsense from our political dictators.

Housing associations are not building many single bedroom homes if any at all (other than student “hutches“ of course at some UNI’s etc), so the question has to be; move to which one apartment alternative accommodation to avoid this ridiculous Tax; how can that even be possible especially when the morons are not building any in the first place?

Where I currently live the Housing association imposed upon us as factors are forcing demolition of 566 structurally sound flats to be replaced with only 444 alternative minimal sized shared equity scam replacements. So they are about to reduce the number of flats available by 122 while effectively forcing us to accept minimal prices for our homes to make profit for a so-called “not for profit” company with full Government backing.

The ConDems are in the process of privatising the entire “social Housing” sector. I can prove deliberate fraud on the part of the Housing association involved in my own case, not to mention the some of the Government “executive agencies” who are also “involved”. Government policy has placed these despots effectively above the law! Guess what? Our MPs/MSPs local councillors etc are all complicit, either through their blind support of these policies or their ABSOLUTE FAILURE to properly investigate the considerable written evidence I have already provided them with which prove this blatant fraud. Now the scum want to tax us for living in 2 apartment flats. I would really like to get my hands on Cameron and his pals for a while to teach them a lesson they would never forget!

Fred Coyle
Fred Coyle
  • Derek Condon

Sorry to hear about this Derek...spreading the word about the petition. x

Fred Coyle
Fred Coyle
  • Derek Condon

Signed and shared.

Maureen Minshaw
Maureen Minshaw

why should we av to pay extra money when we already pay rent my rent is £71 already how much more money do they want rent is going up again in april at this rate we will be giving them the houses back because we carnt aford to live in them.

Lorna Keggans Gregg
Lorna Keggans Gregg
  • Maureen Minshaw

i would love to pay £71 a week in rent but cant as i cannot get a council house so pay over the odds for a house which means i cannot save enough for a deposit to buy my own house. Why am i being penalised?

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Maureen Minshaw

If you pay your own rent you wont be affected. It is only those claiming Housing Benefit that will find they won't get all their rent paid if they have too many bedrooms for their needs/

Jim Attenborough
Jim Attenborough

After my wife was taken ill the council moved us into a 2 bedroom bungalow, I am the full-time carer for my wife day and night, but should I become unable to care for her overnight then we would have to have a sleep-in carer where is he or she supposed to stay.

Christine Wright
Christine Wright
  • Jim Attenborough

I work nights but not sleep in, and I sit in a chair , most night workers do not sleep, we ask for a comfy chair and a light to read.

Christine Wright
Christine Wright
  • Jim Attenborough

do not sit on a comode or dining room chair. and often sit in lounge. But I get what you are saying about the bedroom tax, we seem to be travelling back in time, what's next? window or door tax. people pay for "council" tax already for the size of the house. OK off to bed, really tired. night

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