David Mckay
David Mckay

ive been in my house 47 years, my kids come and stay.if they move me to a one bedroom flat I wont be able to see my kids ave them stay, so realy split my family up.then I will have to find the cash to redecorate.and re carpet and I could end up in a strange neabourhood.its a disgrace.my family hvae been the soul occupiers for over 50 yrs.

Russ Shields
Russ Shields
  • David Mckay

everyone should sign this petition,ordinary people being targeted by tory twats who probably live in 6 bedroom houses.and own more than one,whoever votes for these twats should think back to the evil slag thatcher.

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • David Mckay

I agree David. There will be no family life anymore.

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

Lena Pizzulo
Lena Pizzulo

I have lived in my house for 20 years, I have 5 grand kids that love spending time with me, my house has and still is a family home, I am on the sick and I am loosing my house..So unfair when you think how money spent on total rubbish

Susan Gipson
Susan Gipson
  • Lena Pizzulo

refuse to pay stand up and be counted

Tina Chapple
Tina Chapple

furious, I already pay more rent because I have a three bedroom and not a two, and I also pay more council tax than neighbours, why? because I have three bedrooms and they have two, how many times am I going to be charged for having three bedrooms. what next a huge baby boom, so there are no spare bedrooms.

Susan Gipson
Susan Gipson
  • Tina Chapple

your right thats going to happen,

Anne Irish
Anne Irish

this is a stupid rule, I too have 4 children and 7 grandchildren who come over now and again and my room is not big enough for another bed in there, I too am disabled and need my spare room which is like a box to use when I am not sleeping properly with my illness, stop the government claiming for everything they have and stop letting other people in the country and giving our houses away to them , we won the war but you would not think it, most people are living in poverty and they are...

this is a stupid rule, I too have 4 children and 7 grandchildren who come over now and again and my room is not big enough for another bed in there, I too am disabled and need my spare room which is like a box to use when I am not sleeping properly with my illness, stop the government claiming for everything they have and stop letting other people in the country and giving our houses away to them , we won the war but you would not think it, most people are living in poverty and they are trying to stop the disablement benefits also, the government is an arse.

Susan Gipson
Susan Gipson
  • Anne Irish

lets protest

Sian Davies
Sian Davies

I think that this rule has not been thought through. My grandmother for example has lived in her 3 bed council house for over 35 years. She is in receipt of state pension and receives housing benefit and council relief, she worked up until she was 68 years old, has paid tax and national insurance all her life. She is now 84 years old, the letter came by post saying that her housing benefit would be reduced by £27 per week and this would be payable by her as of 1/4/13. This has worried...

I think that this rule has not been thought through. My grandmother for example has lived in her 3 bed council house for over 35 years. She is in receipt of state pension and receives housing benefit and council relief, she worked up until she was 68 years old, has paid tax and national insurance all her life. She is now 84 years old, the letter came by post saying that her housing benefit would be reduced by £27 per week and this would be payable by her as of 1/4/13. This has worried her and has affected her health, she is afraid she could be rehoused, we as a family will now find the shortfall of monies in order that she can stay in the house she considers her home! To think that people who are in a financial situation where they will be unable to pay for the 'non' use bedroom is scary, how many people will be evicted and homeless by the end of 2014! Has the government thought this through! You cannot expect a society that has relied on assistance with social housing to just magic up money that they clearly do not have, otherwise they would not be in receipt of any benefits in the first place!

Sara Platt
Sara Platt
  • Sian Davies

snap ive just had the letter an phonecall i now have to find 220 a month to stay in my 3 bedroom house with a 5month old girl an a 2yr old boy as they reckon they can share a bedroom so i now have to find a new priperty which i cant afford to do system an goverment is wrong be back living with parents it looks like it x

Terri Howells
Terri Howells
  • Sian Davies

If your grandmother is receiving state pension Sian then this bedroom tax will not apply. It is only for working age people on benefits. Ring the housing benefit & inform them or could this have just been a standard letter. All this information you can find on direct gov. com.

Unfortuneatly Sara yours does apply only if you are in council or housing association housing & in receipt of benefits. Not if you have a private landlord. 10% council tax will also apply which I don't think people...

If your grandmother is receiving state pension Sian then this bedroom tax will not apply. It is only for working age people on benefits. Ring the housing benefit & inform them or could this have just been a standard letter. All this information you can find on direct gov. com.

Unfortuneatly Sara yours does apply only if you are in council or housing association housing & in receipt of benefits. Not if you have a private landlord. 10% council tax will also apply which I don't think people realize yet. Shocking the affect this is going to have on people. We should protest this hope you have signed the petition.

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