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

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!

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

Tracy Craven
Tracy Craven

I think is disscusting asking for tax on bedrooms we all have family's and grandchildren we have lived here all our lives and now your going to charge us for are bedrooms its a bloody cheek and some of us don't own our own houses like u the Goverment who owen so many we are not millionaires like u we weren't born with silver spoons in our mouths are parents worked bloody hard and still couldn't afford their own house next you will be taxing the air that we breath you are another margret...

I think is disscusting asking for tax on bedrooms we all have family's and grandchildren we have lived here all our lives and now your going to charge us for are bedrooms its a bloody cheek and some of us don't own our own houses like u the Goverment who owen so many we are not millionaires like u we weren't born with silver spoons in our mouths are parents worked bloody hard and still couldn't afford their own house next you will be taxing the air that we breath you are another margret thatcher only think of yourselves and and how much you can pinch of the working class and the disabled and pensioners and the less well off I never voted for your Goverment and never will leave us poor alone.

Lee Craven
Lee Craven
  • Tracy Craven

Here,here. I can see demonstrations coming

Lorna Taylor
Lorna Taylor
  • Tracy Craven

Cameron is blaming the old the young and the disabled and the unemployed for the state the country is in,no mention of all those politicians who have had their hands in the tills over the years and some of them have had their hands on innappropriate acts on children!!! What's been running this country is a bunch of paedophiles,thieves and now we have the Nazis!!!!

Michelle Veasey Was Baker
Michelle Veasey Was Baker
  • Tracy Craven

You had a nice big house to bring up your family - why can't you step aside to give another family a better life. I own my house and will be happy to sell it and find something smaller when mine have flown the nest as will most of my neighbours why should having a council house make a difference

Trevor Pace
Trevor Pace
  • Tracy Craven

DC Thatchers spoilt and priviledged grandchild

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Tracy Craven

Would you be so happy 2 give it up under these conditions......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...

Would you be so happy 2 give it up under these conditions......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 micheal it really does!

Diane Lasken-Sondermann
Diane Lasken-Sondermann
  • Tracy Craven

Michelle Veasey Was Baker ....you sound like a communist. What right have you to tell people they can or can not have a guest bedroom? Read or watch "DR. SHIVAGO"..fine if you want to sell your home once your kids are grown but why should you & a bunch of control-freaks dictate to others who like their homes & like having a place their grown kids can visit what they may or may not do?

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Tracy Craven

Let's see how you feel when you have grandchildren hey. What a horrible person you are, no understanding of people in difficulties. Like me with lung disease and arthritis. Let's hope you don't end up in this situation one day!!

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Tracy Craven

Diane Lasken-Sondermann Michelle need's a reality check. What a bitch!!

Leanne Davies
Leanne Davies

I agree with the policy there are families living in over crowded council houses as the bigger homes are already lived in by people whose children have grown up and moved out, it is not your property it belongs to the council they maintain it and subsidise the rent everyone has the right to buy at the end of the day.I myself liked my council house enough to buy it when I was only workimg 16hours a week and lived alone with my daughter its not that hard.

Janet Forbes
Janet Forbes
  • Leanne Davies

People cannot afford to buy coucil houses now, even with a discount. Why should they be forced to leave somewhere they have paid high rents on for years.

Anne Doolan Chandley
Anne Doolan Chandley
  • Leanne Davies

people should never of been allowed to buy houses from the council thats one of the reasons there is not enough housing now!!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

It is that hard if your sick & disabled leanne!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded up, empty, yet...

If the goverments had not let every 1 else in this country & give them houses just like that, then there would be no shortage would there, so its ok 2 toss people out on the streets & ignore their rights 2 a family life is it, which by the way is 1 of your human rights, plenty of people coming into this country & using those human rights 2 get housed, but we in our own country dont have the same, are you having a laugh here?, there are thousands of empty property's now boarded up, empty, yet they can borrow 32billion 2 build a stupid railway route that only Bankers & VIPS's will ever use, don't see anyone complaining about that, or that the rich get council tax rebates on their spare rooms whilst the poor, sick & disabled have 2 pay 4 their extra spare room, when you sign a legal document saying your home is 4 life, then that's how it should be, proper makes me angry that some of you on here are that ignorant of the facts of peoples lifes, their situations, their disabilities, why don't you go tell it 2 the goverments, instead of being brainwashed by there clever tactics, certainly know where my vote is going at the next election!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

Why don't you voice your opinion on this leanne, at least then you would be directing it the right way......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...

Why don't you voice your opinion on this leanne, at least then you would be directing it the right way......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!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

PS: Social housing is not owned by the council or goverment, get your facts right......In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing housing and to help finance new homes. Although independent they are regulated by the state and commonly receive public funding. They are now the United Kingdom's major providers of new housing for...

PS: Social housing is not owned by the council or goverment, get your facts right......In the United Kingdom, housing associations are private, non-profit making organisations that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in need of a home. Any trading surplus is used to maintain existing housing and to help finance new homes. Although independent they are regulated by the state and commonly receive public funding. They are now the United Kingdom's major providers of new housing for rent, while many also run shared ownership schemes to help those who cannot afford to buy a home outright.

Housing associations provide a wide range of housing, some managing large estates of housing for families, while the smallest may perhaps manage a single scheme of housing for older people. Much of the supported accommodation in the UK is also provided by Housing Associations, with specialist projects for people with mental health or learning disabilities, with substance misuse problems (alcohol or illegal drugs), the formerly homeless, young people, ex-offenders and women fleeing domestic violence.

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Leanne Davies

People should never been allowed in this country to take all the housing you mean anne!

Bailey Carter
Bailey Carter
  • Leanne Davies

The implementation of the tax is flawed. If they provided ENOUGH one bedroom properties to downsize to it would work. As it stands there are little or no one bedroom properties available

Catherine Wild
Catherine Wild

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two...

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two weeks, totally don't think so. I will stand my ground..WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED....

Jean Rowland
Jean Rowland
  • Catherine Wild

Well said Catherine I am also having nightmares and have been on anti depressants for some time because of this and other measures, I was working up until last year am nearly 60 and like you my grandchildren and children come here and help me as I am arthitic We Have To All Stand Together:)

Barbara Dawn
Barbara Dawn
  • Catherine Wild

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between...

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between £14 and £25 (in this scenario) towards your rent. uthority for discretionary housing payments- but this pot of money allocated by the government is controlled by each local authority and they make their own rules up about who is eligible for it and who isnt!
Not much left for food (proces on the increase again) extortionate gas/elec/water prices etc, and god forbis you might still need to run a car (for job interviews, possibilities etc) cameron and his cronies need a wake up call- I can totally see the reasoning behind these ideas, but they have not thought about the consequences of this- homelessness/ increased poverty/increased risk of crime etc - not really going to solve any financial crisis in this country is it?

Celine Wathier
Celine Wathier
  • Catherine Wild

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self...

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self righteous attitude which cause shortage of housing !
A property is yours to do what you want with and as you wish only if it is rightfully yours. Council flats are government properties and if it decides that it hasn't got the finance nor the resource to build or refurbish more properties, then it has every right to reclaim empty rooms or ask for money from its tenants wishing to keep the luxury of extra rooms while preventing other families in need of affordable accommodations.
Your selfishness is resulting in overcrowding houses, stress, depression, violence,....... the children are the ones suffering !
ISN'T IT TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT OTHER CHILDREN AND SUFFERING FAMILIES !
BUT I FORGET IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU PEOPLE AND WHAT YOU WANT !
AND WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY 20, 30, 40, 50,........YEARS AGO !?!

Billy Hogan
Billy Hogan
  • Catherine Wild

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family,...

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family, mothers look about 18yrs old, we all know about the scam of groups taking the same children to the DWP like pass the parcel, and making a claim for child benefits for them, when they are queried..no speak english...jokes

Candy Jane Weston
Candy Jane Weston
  • Catherine Wild

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social...

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social housing not just a select few.
all this policy is doing is creating more over crowding because it doesnt take account for personal surcumstances such as divided familys with a father or grandparents having access to his/ their children on over night stays on weekends and school holidays.
so please tell me where it is selfish to want to retain a spare room for these reasons ?

Jane Mcewan
Jane Mcewan
  • Catherine Wild

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the...

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the landlord (cutting out the middle man). This is a recipe for disaster as far as i am concerned.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
  • Catherine Wild

Barbara Dawn no offence but I think everybody is aware of what we have to pay as we, ve all recieved letters telling us how much worse off were going to be... so no clarification needed!!

Frances Young
Frances Young
  • Catherine Wild

Stop having children then

Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
  • Catherine Wild

Candy Jane Weston buy your own house or private rent then you can have as many bedroom as you want

Christine Shentall Ne Burton

I think it is wrong we carnt get a bloody job and carnt really aford to live why do, s this government want to give money away and not look after there own.... they r blood suckin assholes, thats my opinion....

Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

The government are quite happy to stick 6 billion£s a year into a country that has a nuclear program and a space program and have taken 10s of thousands of jobs out of the UK,And are Quite happy to crippple financialey the people who are most vulnarable in our own country.!!!!!(C---S!.

Mark Gray
Mark Gray
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

Ian Anderson thats how much they want to fuck us.Like they hate their own people. They LOVE foreigners though.So much so they shower them with all our hard earned cash and resources FOR NOTHING.AND OUR JOBS.AND NOW our HOMES are required.. bastards are goin toooo far.GRRR

Lenora Wilmot
Lenora Wilmot
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

their savin up to build a train track for a fast train lol while everyone who cant afford to live suffers

Hedra Hornby
Hedra Hornby
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

financially vulnerable

James Mcindoe
James Mcindoe
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

who is this train for. think about it. its not for you or me i will be dead by the time its built why do i need it. if the govneed it fund it from there expens acounts not ours,

Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

there are jobs out there they may not be your ideal job but they are there. i have a full time job and a casual one so get off your ass and get a job pay your own way and you can have as many bedrooms as you want

Dennis Smalley
Dennis Smalley
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

we cant afford the train tickets either
only for posh people

Richard-Jud Hessey
Richard-Jud Hessey
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

We havent even got enough land area to have a train system that fast unless very few stops & that reduces passengers It's a white elephant while ppl in need suffer.

David Miller
David Miller
  • Christine Shentall Ne Burton

a fast train back to the 1800 when there was poor house for the poor and workhouse too

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