Brigid Armstrong
Brigid Armstrong

IF ALL THE HOUSES THAT WERE LYING EMPTY WERE FULL THEN THERE MIGHT BE MORE JUSTIFICATION FOR CONSIDERING OTHER MEASURES. BUT THERE ARE PROPERTIES ROTTING AWAY THAT COULD BE USED TO HOUSE LOADS OF PEOPLE. IN MY ROAD THERE IS A LARGE FAMILY HOUSE 3 DOORS AWAY THAT HAS BEEN LEFT TO ROT FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS OR MORE. IT IS A LOVELY PROPERTY BUT THE OWNER HAS LET IT FALL INTO DISREPAIR. THE GUTTERS ARE HANGING OFF, WINDOWS ARE BROKEN, THE ROOF HAS STARTED TO LEAK. YOU SEE THIS HAPPENING ALL OVER...

IF ALL THE HOUSES THAT WERE LYING EMPTY WERE FULL THEN THERE MIGHT BE MORE JUSTIFICATION FOR CONSIDERING OTHER MEASURES. BUT THERE ARE PROPERTIES ROTTING AWAY THAT COULD BE USED TO HOUSE LOADS OF PEOPLE. IN MY ROAD THERE IS A LARGE FAMILY HOUSE 3 DOORS AWAY THAT HAS BEEN LEFT TO ROT FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS OR MORE. IT IS A LOVELY PROPERTY BUT THE OWNER HAS LET IT FALL INTO DISREPAIR. THE GUTTERS ARE HANGING OFF, WINDOWS ARE BROKEN, THE ROOF HAS STARTED TO LEAK. YOU SEE THIS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. PRESSURE SHOULD BE PUT ON OWNERS TO SORT OUT THEIR PROPERTIES AND LET THEM OR LOSE THEM! TILL THEN THIS TAX IS TOTALLY IMMORAL.

Sandra Kneale
Sandra Kneale

Let's go .......... To downing street.......on our .........bikes if needs be.......

Christine Liddell
Christine Liddell

I don't claim any benefits, but still think it is a ridiculous tax, on anyone wether they can afford it or not, someone wrote it would stop single people living in 3 bedroom houses, WHERE exactly does that person or this Government expect people to find smaller or 1 bedroomed homes (they don't exist) if they did people would take them in order to have to fork out LESS RENT...... common sense will prevail I hope and this government will finally wake up to what they are doing to the common...

I don't claim any benefits, but still think it is a ridiculous tax, on anyone wether they can afford it or not, someone wrote it would stop single people living in 3 bedroom houses, WHERE exactly does that person or this Government expect people to find smaller or 1 bedroomed homes (they don't exist) if they did people would take them in order to have to fork out LESS RENT...... common sense will prevail I hope and this government will finally wake up to what they are doing to the common people of this country, or I think we will have another summer of riots and anarchy..

Sandra Kneale
Sandra Kneale

Are the one bed flats built yet ........

Robert Mease Sr.
Robert Mease Sr.

believe me this is happening over the other countrys.

Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith

The late Robert Kennedy said "Each time you stand up for an ideal, or act to improve the lot of others or strike out against injustice, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope and crossing each other from millions different centres of energy, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistence. Tell Cameron to read it.

Derek Lethbridge
Derek Lethbridge

they should lock up all the dozy MP in those boarded up houses.4 suggesting such a tax.

Joe Riley
Joe Riley

why shouid the government worry they have houses cars money in there pockets sod everyone else and they are the biggest fiddlers going they have more money than sense the bloody lot of them.

Laura Boone
Laura Boone

I agree we work hard to get on the property ladder and provide for our family and then the scroungers who make our welfare bill higher get discounted house rates. Its like we are being punished for hard work and rely on not hand outs. So that means when I finally leave my parents house,' (when I can afford to pay rent and get my own place). My parents will also lose out on their rent gain from pay and have to pay for my room after workings hard all their lives to pay of the mortgage and keeping me of benefits my allowing me to stay at home.

Janet Murphy
Janet Murphy

The government needs to be promoting family life not making it harder for families to support each other and spend time together. Think of all the women who flee domestic violence with their children and return to their parents home to safety while they rebuild their lives. Think also of the spare bedrooms in Grandparents homes that have kept children out of care and adoption when their parents are unable to look after them. If older people can't afford their spare bedroom how does the...

The government needs to be promoting family life not making it harder for families to support each other and spend time together. Think of all the women who flee domestic violence with their children and return to their parents home to safety while they rebuild their lives. Think also of the spare bedrooms in Grandparents homes that have kept children out of care and adoption when their parents are unable to look after them. If older people can't afford their spare bedroom how does the government hope to provide the extra state support that these women and children will need? No thought has gone into this at all! Or has there, and they just don't care?

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