Carole Thompson

Its the most pathetic and stupid tax so far!! Cameron just finding ways to take from the people making stupid suggestions like bedroom tax and taxing the poor more. Again the rich benefit from it all. The poor can hardly stay afloat with all the cuts he's made. Well done old chap time you left it for someone else to sort the mess out you've made!!!!

Teresa Balhou
Teresa Balhou

I don't agree with housing benefit being £1.000 a week those families need council houses that are cheap to rent instead of spare room tax they should offer to pay removal expenses for single people who want to move to smaller houses but there is a general shortage of them so they need to build more houses and stop renting all the cheap houses out to foreigners tackle immigration you will free up thousands of houses rented by illegals ther is so many empty buildings they could use for...

I don't agree with housing benefit being £1.000 a week those families need council houses that are cheap to rent instead of spare room tax they should offer to pay removal expenses for single people who want to move to smaller houses but there is a general shortage of them so they need to build more houses and stop renting all the cheap houses out to foreigners tackle immigration you will free up thousands of houses rented by illegals ther is so many empty buildings they could use for flats houses Ext and a lot of waste land they can build on.

Brian Macdonald
Brian Macdonald

I am also in the position of having a spare room, I'm registered disabled and have asked this question of the powers that be, will you give people the option of alternative housing or will that decrease your expected windfall of taxation? wer are treated like an open bank for the tories.

Annie Bird Was Sorrell
Annie Bird Was Sorrell
  • Brian Macdonald

Well said my dear cousin xxxx

Brian Macdonald
Brian Macdonald
  • Brian Macdonald

its a damn discrace how theses aresholes are treating the poorest in society annie, now i sound like you lol

Denise Rigby
Denise Rigby

MPs need to lead by example, stop their expences and 2nd homes benefits and pay for any spare bedrooms they may have. Its is they who are the scroungers, not the MAJORITY of people who rely on benefits just to survive because they cannot get employment.....people are already kindly sharing bedrooms to people who have not got a roof over their heads and they want them to pay for their kindness.........so wrong!

Pat Iddon
Pat Iddon
  • Denise Rigby

william and kate moving into a 14 bedroomed house i guess the goverment will be more than happy to foot the bill ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Denise Rigby
Denise Rigby
  • Denise Rigby

no not david cameron, the tax payer!

Sandra Fuller
Sandra Fuller

disgusting move.. either pay up or move out.. just going to make a whole new load of crime.. well done Cameron!

Terry Eilertsen
Terry Eilertsen
  • Sandra Fuller

this guv wont be happy till the poor live in ghetos starving
to death

Larayne Jaymes-Roberts
Larayne Jaymes-Roberts
  • Sandra Fuller

I have no time for cameron- he expects my youngest daughter and her six children to live in a 2 bedroom house. How many bedrooms has he got? And I don't mean 10 Downing Street!

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

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...

John Jeb
John Jeb

BEDROOM TAX
IF YOUR SMALL BEDROOM IS 70 SQ. FT. OR UNDER IT IS CLASSED AS A BOXROOM.
THEREFORE IT CANNOT BE CHARGED BEDROOM TAX, THIS LISTED UNDER THE HOUSING.
ACT 1985 SECTION 326.

PLEASE USE THIS DO NOT TAKE ANY EXCUSES FROM THW COUNCIL AS THE HOUSING.
ACT 1985 CANNOT BE CHANGED BY LAW.

PLEASE MEASURE YOU ROOM AND PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN AS THEY HAVEN'T A LEG TO STAND ON,

THIS WAS PUT TO THE COUNCIL TODAY AND WAS PROVEN TO BE RIGHT,
(63 SQ. FT. IS 9FT X 7FT).

John Jeb
John Jeb
  • John Jeb

BEDROOM TAX
IF YOUR SMALL BEDROOM IS 70 SQ. FT. OR UNDER IT IS CLASSED AS A BOXROOM
THEREFORE IT CANNOT BE CHARGED BEDROOM TAX, THIS LISTED UNDER THE HOUSING
ACT 1985 SECTION 326.

PLEASE USE THIS DO NOT TAKE ANY EXCUSES FROM THW COUNCIL AS THE HOUSING
ACT 1985 CANNOT BE CHANGED BY LAW.

PLEASE MEASURE YOU ROOM AND PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN AS THEY HAVEN'T A LEG TO STAND ON,

THIS WAS PUT TO THE COUNCIL TODAY AND WAS PROVEN TO BE RIGHT,
(63 SQ. FT. IS 9FT X 7FT)

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