Anne Mcknight
Anne Mcknight

I am so fed up seeing foreigners dressed in the best of clothes leather bags and leather boots to match gold bsngled by the dozen on their arms go into costco andcwatch as they sprnd 400 or 500 pounds like its going out of fashion . I am all for equality forcevery one but thisvis day light robbery . Wake up david and smell the coffee before its to late no bedroom tax try foreign tax

Christine MacNeil
Christine MacNeil
  • Anne Mcknight

Hear Hear Anne I am sick to death of it as well it is beyond a joke what is going on in this country .Tax haven for everyone this place and it's all done under the table as well.None of this money is invested in our country,gets sent back home to build mansions in their own countries.!!!!.

Bridget Towner
Bridget Towner

When my self and my 2 boys moved in2 my new house there is 4 bedrooms 3 are up stairs and 1 down stairs, the 1 down stairs is an extention of a bedroom and a wetroom and its purpose is 4 a disabled person and thats me as i have ms. So the council knows there would be a spare bedroom when they offered me the house. But what hurts more is that april of last year i lost my youngest son a day after his 16th birthday, and now i am being forced 2 pay tax on my sons bedroom as well as the spare...

When my self and my 2 boys moved in2 my new house there is 4 bedrooms 3 are up stairs and 1 down stairs, the 1 down stairs is an extention of a bedroom and a wetroom and its purpose is 4 a disabled person and thats me as i have ms. So the council knows there would be a spare bedroom when they offered me the house. But what hurts more is that april of last year i lost my youngest son a day after his 16th birthday, and now i am being forced 2 pay tax on my sons bedroom as well as the spare room my son hasnt been gone a year and i cant afford 2 pay this tax so i am having 2 move from the house that my son so loved because he had a big bedroom 4 the 1st time in is life, my heart breaks all over again when i think of having 2 leave this house and move in2 a 2bed bugalow and having 2 loos my boys bedroom n having 2 get rid of his things as there is no way would i be able 2 take them because there wouldnt be any room in the new property. This is what david cameron is doing 2 me and many more thanks 4 reading my comment

Bridget Towner
Bridget Towner
  • Bridget Towner

This goverment is just wrong what they are doing 2 people like my self thats loved and lost that love is just so wrong it makes me feel sick when i think of whats going 2 happen in the future as i have 2 move from this house and loss my darling sons bedroom

Anne Morgan
Anne Morgan

My husband has ms and fibromyalgia I have crowns disease in receipt of dal and esa support group NWLDC have said we still have to pay thought you were exempt under certain criteria

Anne Morgan
Anne Morgan
  • Anne Morgan

Crohns diseae

Stephen Goodwin
Stephen Goodwin

I am a disabled ex soldier who is worried about cuts to my benefits. Through serving my country I have become disabled not through a choice. I have gone from earning £25k a year to disablement benefits & the governments proper gander machine & newspapers makes every working person hate me. Do to my mental state & my disabilities my marriage broke down, I have waited 7 years to get a bungalow as I was unable to use stairs do to my disability. I have 4 children to my ex-wife who I have access...

I am a disabled ex soldier who is worried about cuts to my benefits. Through serving my country I have become disabled not through a choice. I have gone from earning £25k a year to disablement benefits & the governments proper gander machine & newspapers makes every working person hate me. Do to my mental state & my disabilities my marriage broke down, I have waited 7 years to get a bungalow as I was unable to use stairs do to my disability. I have 4 children to my ex-wife who I have access to so the council housed me after 7 years in a 2 bed bungalow but only because I complained to the Royal British Legion. But do to the unfair bedroom tax I now will have to find the money to pay for my extra room because the government say I am under occupying my property & only the person claiming child benefit will be exempt from the tax. Their will be thousands of separated parents who will be in the same position. The government do not care!

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Stephen Goodwin

My heart goes out to you, its a disgrace, lets hope this does not happen even if it is set to, but so was the poll tax & that never got through either, keep your spirits up as all is not lost yet :) x

John Hitchcocks
John Hitchcocks

Sadly we all know the French would not stand for it and would think nothing of rioting. Tho we seem to put up with it.

Janice Martin
Janice Martin

I live in an adapted home. I worked right up until I went into wheelchair. I have probably bought my house over and over again with the rent paid. There are no one bedroom houses in my area so I will have to accept whichever area the council decide within North Lanarkshire so I then will not be close to my family and will be unable to see my children or grandchildren. Nobody wants to live in a house that is too large as they have the added problem of trying to heat it etc. I need at least...

I live in an adapted home. I worked right up until I went into wheelchair. I have probably bought my house over and over again with the rent paid. There are no one bedroom houses in my area so I will have to accept whichever area the council decide within North Lanarkshire so I then will not be close to my family and will be unable to see my children or grandchildren. Nobody wants to live in a house that is too large as they have the added problem of trying to heat it etc. I need at least a 2 bedroom house in order that somebody can stay overnight to care for me. What happens to people who, at this time, are in receipt of housing benefit. When they are moved to a smaller house and then find a job and pay full rent, will they be allowed to move into a larger home again. When people struggle to pay the extra money for the extra bedrooms as they are unable to move due to lack of suitable accommodation, will we see rent arrears and evictions. Government say no children will ever be on the streets, but where will they go when they are evicted. They will have to be rehoused. Don't think this has been thought through. People will decide to be put into care homes where they will be looked after 24hrs per day, at what cost to the taxpayer then. They will be cared for, their laundry and meals will be provided etc and they will not have to worry about council tax, tv licence, heating etc....... This option will be much more costly than housing benefit received just now. The people who are abusing the system will always find a way to continue abusing the system. With the suggestion that we take in lodgers, does he really expect vulnerable people to take strangers into their homes, who is going to vet these strangers? will all the paedophiles out there now search for single mother lookin to take in lodgers? will they wait until somebody has been abused, or worse before they realise they made a mistake.

Marie Napiersnr
Marie Napiersnr
  • Janice Martin

well said, refuse to move and you need a 3 bedroom anyway for your lift, don't pay your council tax to cover the extra rent they 'won't' be giving you...the real people are always the ones to suffer.

Beccy Bassett
Beccy Bassett

It wouldn't allow me to add a comment this long but wanted to share the unabridged version:
The 'bedroom tax' is not a 'just' tax. You have chosen to place this unnecessary burden upon those in society already in a difficult and vulnerable position - those on low wages, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed. You have shown your disgust and loathing for these people by punishing only them with this 'tax' as opposed to all on housing benefit i.e. those in social housing and not those in...

It wouldn't allow me to add a comment this long but wanted to share the unabridged version:
The 'bedroom tax' is not a 'just' tax. You have chosen to place this unnecessary burden upon those in society already in a difficult and vulnerable position - those on low wages, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed. You have shown your disgust and loathing for these people by punishing only them with this 'tax' as opposed to all on housing benefit i.e. those in social housing and not those in privately rented accommodation.
Have you even totaled the real cost of this exercise? If someone is in receipt of benefits and has to move home they can apply to their council for the downpayment and arrangement fees to be paid on their behalf, to be repayed at a later date. The cost of privately rented accommodation is on average, a third more than that of social housing and will therefore result in higher payouts of housing benefit. Then we have the relocation of tenants to different districts such as Camden Councils moving of over 700 families more than 200 miles away. Therefore not only shifting the 'problem' to another district (claimants apply to the council in the area they will be living in) but also creating larger and new 'ghetto' areas as we all know that areas which have lower rental rates reflects the higher levels of unemployment in that area. So, even less chance of those in need of assistance improving their financial situation and reducing their 'burden' on the state. As ATOS has seen more than 10,600 deaths of people going through the system, the death toll will continue to rise at an alarming rate as those told they are 'fit to work' give up hope and peoples mental and physical health deteriorates. They will suffer and die, and those who had to give up jobs to relocate find it impossible to find a new job in an area already suffering from high unemployment and few jobs and cannot receive benefits because they 'gave up' their previous job. Again people suffer including babies and young children, inadequately clothed, cold and hungry.
How long, before the tories come up with a 'state of the art' facility to house families, where their children will receive an education, work will be available and your food supplied? The 'work' will pay for what you receive but as you have no wage...you won't be able to afford to leave...it's called a Workhouse but I'm sure you will come up with something far more imaginative. I know this is what will unfold. You will remember reading this, when the time comes. By then it will be too late to act. Can your conscience cope with the misery and deaths which will come if this 'tax' is allowed to go ahead?
If you want to save money then remember, 'charity begins at home' and stop sending billions of pounds in foreign (development) aid which is well documented not to serve the purpose for which it claims.

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Beccy Bassett

Those tenants in private rentals,have always only been given Housing Benefit on the amount of bedrooms they Need and as you say are much dearer than Social Housing, so many have had to pay top ups for years, Now the government is treating Social Housiing the same, but as those rents are much cheaper the top ups to pay will not be as much

Denise Ann Ferris
Denise Ann Ferris

Just not right be paying for the air we breath soon

Sara Louise Taylor
Sara Louise Taylor

The idea of the scheme is that luxury's such as guest rooms are only for people that can afford them. I think it is because they have lots of older people on housing benefit who's children have moved out and have young family's of their own, possibly also on housing benefit and require larger houses and spend a very long time in over crowded accommodation, not only is there not a lot of vacant housing, the low minimum wage in this country means that larger housing is out of the price range...

The idea of the scheme is that luxury's such as guest rooms are only for people that can afford them. I think it is because they have lots of older people on housing benefit who's children have moved out and have young family's of their own, possibly also on housing benefit and require larger houses and spend a very long time in over crowded accommodation, not only is there not a lot of vacant housing, the low minimum wage in this country means that larger housing is out of the price range of a lot of family's without claiming housing benefit. In simplest terms they want to rearrange this so that the young family's get the larger houses and the older generation get the smaller ones, it does make sense, although unfortunate for some. I myself am temporarily loving in expensive London and although I have 2 children me and my partner can only afford a 1 bedroom house, we earn to much to claim benefits and the council housing list is full to the brim. For this reason we are soon moving to Hampshire where we can afford a much larger house and garden for our children.

Sara Louise Taylor
Sara Louise Taylor
  • Sara Louise Taylor

I also frequently get insulting comments about my expensive tiny house from people with nice big free council houses outside of London, It upsets me but I guess karma or Cameron is a bitch ;)

Sharon Brooks
Sharon Brooks

everyone sign the petitions..... even on low income you still have to pay the bedroom tax.

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Sharon Brooks

Only if they are claiming Housing Benefit

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