Rachel Hewitt-Dale
Rachel Hewitt-Dale

It makes me so mad! How many of these politicians are living in 5-6 bedroom houses and not using all the bedrooms? BEDROOM TAX THEM!

Fieldhead-Hotel Looe Julian

This is a DISGRACEFUL tax. This is a direct tax on the "poor" when there is a wonderful opportunity to do an "identical" tax on those who can afford it - Second Home Tax.

The Government therefore say it is okay to have a Second Home - or as many homes as you like (I have no problem with people having second homes or as many as they like providing they pay for the privilege.) with no penalty - but you better not have a spare bedroom!

There are 710,000 vacant or second homes in this country...

This is a DISGRACEFUL tax. This is a direct tax on the "poor" when there is a wonderful opportunity to do an "identical" tax on those who can afford it - Second Home Tax.

The Government therefore say it is okay to have a Second Home - or as many homes as you like (I have no problem with people having second homes or as many as they like providing they pay for the privilege.) with no penalty - but you better not have a spare bedroom!

There are 710,000 vacant or second homes in this country when people need homes - and what do we do? Build more homes! Pathetic. Will they become vacant or Second Homes too? Is there no control over Housing?

Second Home (vacant property) Tax could raise £4,260,000,000 PER YEAR. In Cornwall alone it could raise £81,000,000.

I reckon this Bedroom Tax will be shoveled off to bed somewhere and forgotten. The trouble is, a Second Home Tax will never be discussed and I just wonder why not.

What little man sits up there in Whitehall thinking up all these stupid ideas and does not consider the real world?
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-tory-lord-freud-1545677

James Haining
James Haining
  • Fieldhead-Hotel Looe Julian

And the government wants another 110,000 homes made available for the new surge of immigrants who will be coming at the end of the year when rules are relaxed mainly due to cutbacks in the border control agencies budget.

Richard McCoy
Richard McCoy

if this goes through he better pay up for all the house that he owns with spare rooms, an will the queen have to pay for all the vacant rooms in all the manors she owns?

Lars Hagman
Lars Hagman
  • Richard McCoy

Nope...only applies to those who rent from councils, private landlords and something else I can't rightly remember.

Richard McCoy
Richard McCoy
  • Richard McCoy

its shit eitherway

Deborah Hamill
Deborah Hamill

I fear we are making way for yet another influx of non british people at the expense of our own. Something has got to give. Look after our own first worry about the rest of the world later because lets be honest we are a walkover.

Stewart Mann
Stewart Mann
  • Deborah Hamill

does looking after our own include letting single people or people live in houses that are too big for them and forcing our own to live in over crowded conditions like im having too with my 3 kids in one room!

Deborah Hamill
Deborah Hamill
  • Deborah Hamill

my mum always used to say too many people in the world, well you can see what is happening here with hospitals in stafford too many people and not enough place either homes, hospitals, doctors surgeries etc., etc.. Putting the pressure on people that have lived in there houses for most of there lives who may be disabled or very old to move out seems very heartless to me. If your are going to put a bedroom tax on it should be on all houses if you want to go down that road. Hey we could...

my mum always used to say too many people in the world, well you can see what is happening here with hospitals in stafford too many people and not enough place either homes, hospitals, doctors surgeries etc., etc.. Putting the pressure on people that have lived in there houses for most of there lives who may be disabled or very old to move out seems very heartless to me. If your are going to put a bedroom tax on it should be on all houses if you want to go down that road. Hey we could commandeer a mansion or two they have lots of free bedrooms or better still compulsary purchase those houses out there sitting out there that are derelict.

Aj Lewis
Aj Lewis

I don't understand how there is such a revolt over this plan. Social Housing is for those people who need it like you did once. Now your kids have grown up and moved out why should you keep your 3 bedroom house from someone else who has young children and NEED the extra rooms? I'm right wing and I have no issues in saying so, however, my mother was in this situation too in my childhood and we were put in Social Housing, a 3 bed house for myself, my sister and my parents. I am now 24 and long...

I don't understand how there is such a revolt over this plan. Social Housing is for those people who need it like you did once. Now your kids have grown up and moved out why should you keep your 3 bedroom house from someone else who has young children and NEED the extra rooms? I'm right wing and I have no issues in saying so, however, my mother was in this situation too in my childhood and we were put in Social Housing, a 3 bed house for myself, my sister and my parents. I am now 24 and long moved out, if she was still in that 3 bedroom social house payed for by me and other taxpayers I would want her relocated to a 2 bedroom house so the 3 bed can be used to help new struggling families who are cramped in single bed apartments with 2/3 kids. It is selfish that you cannot understand this especially as you were once in the same situation. How would you feel if you and your 2 kids living in a single bed house looking at these other couples or single parents with grown up children living in 3 bed houses for the occasional visit from the children. Put them on the floor, or in a hotel do not abuse the Welfare system that you once heavily relied on!

Stewart Mann
Stewart Mann
  • Aj Lewis

We have a couple of different people in my street who are now single (partner died / family grown up and moved on) that are living in 3 bedroom houses. i understand people have grown up in there homes and been there a long time but its now time to let the younger generation grow up with there familys in houses that are suitable and not over crowded!

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Aj Lewis

So she would still have to pay bedroom tax on the one spare bedroom if she was in a 2 bed house!

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 Quartz
Wendy Quartz

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!!!

Elaine Shepherd
Elaine Shepherd

hi every one I am facing this in a few weeks as my sis is moving out is this room tax for every one or just peaple on housing benifit it is very complicated.

Sheila Sherman
Sheila Sherman
  • Elaine Shepherd

Just people on housing benefit.

Elaine Shepherd
Elaine Shepherd
  • Elaine Shepherd

thank you sheila i am still going to ask at my local council office iv been at this house a long time and me and my husband work so if i can stay here i will

Sarah Harriet Turner
Sarah Harriet Turner

I have a 3 bed social housing home, with 2 children aged 3 and 5 and a 20 year old son at uni. how can I possibly have a spare room. but your crazy rules say I have. my son who is at uni, is not entitle to a bedrooom you say, so when he comes home for 8 weeks at summer 2 weeks at xmas, 4 weeks at easter etc, were is he supposed to sleep. why cant my son and my daughter have a bedroom each. so you want me to downsize for 6 years untill oliver is 10, were do I go. to a private rented house,...

I have a 3 bed social housing home, with 2 children aged 3 and 5 and a 20 year old son at uni. how can I possibly have a spare room. but your crazy rules say I have. my son who is at uni, is not entitle to a bedrooom you say, so when he comes home for 8 weeks at summer 2 weeks at xmas, 4 weeks at easter etc, were is he supposed to sleep. why cant my son and my daughter have a bedroom each. so you want me to downsize for 6 years untill oliver is 10, were do I go. to a private rented house, which will cost the taxpayer a damn site more, than the 3 bed housing association property I'm currently in. are my children not entitled to be settled, and attend just the one school, or in my attempt to keep up with these new bedroom tax rules do I keep moving like a nomad, with my children in tow, creating unsettled people of the future, chaos in schools. neibourhoods, of people who know each other breaking down. if I stay I have to find about £14 a week for a room that is in use by my children. I have a familly and was given a familly home 16 months ago, now your telling me its to big for me. were all in it together you say, how many spare rooms do you have.

Frances Young
Frances Young
  • Sarah Harriet Turner

A very good question Cameron and the hand puppet known as Glegg

Susan Gipson
Susan Gipson
  • Sarah Harriet Turner

lets fight it lets stand out side his house and shout it out loud,lets not be bullied any more

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