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 Bray
Sara Bray
  • 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.

Jacqueline Layton
Jacqueline Layton

Just stop letting any foreign git who comes here illegally....having nice houses and flats that every taxpayer has to pay for...then we will have plenty of spare homes for those who deserve it........

Joe Pancake
Joe Pancake
  • Jacqueline Layton

Nice one ! How many more people have spotted the cuckoo mentality ,

Karen Eckersall
Karen Eckersall

My son is in the RAF and when he is on leave he stays to look after his disabled Grandmother. In effect this could lead to another burden being placed upon a disabled pensioner, a woman who has made significant contributions to the British economy in her lifetime and a young man serving Queen and country- hardly the proponents of the so-called workshy society the colition governent like to scare Daily Mail reader with...appalling on every level!

Michelle Veasey Was Baker
Michelle Veasey Was Baker
  • Karen Eckersall

And the authorities have a budget to make up the shortfall on cases like this

Trevor Pace
Trevor Pace
  • Karen Eckersall

yes but they wont and they wont tell u your rights either

Lisa Willis
Lisa Willis

its true tht david cammeron isn't to blame for what's going on now,, but at the end of the day he isn't making life easy for any one aswell,, he was ment to b helping this country when he took on his roll as mp,, but instead of helping us he"s running this country in a hell hole,, the rich are getting richer,, and the poor are only gona get poorer,,, let him live on a low income I bet he would soon change his opionin on veiws then,!

Carole Woodcock
Carole Woodcock
  • Lisa Willis

He not got a clue......

Karen Fitzpatrick
Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Lisa Willis

Soizic there are a few smug twats on here one of them is MICHELLE VEASEY WAS BAKER!!!

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!

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