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double wammy on housing benefit

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GinN Report 30 Mar 2013 17:21

I think you've got a point there, Joy. There can't be too many 1 bedroomed council properties around, so it does seem unfair to tax those who show they are willing to downsize.


JoyBoroAngel Report 30 Mar 2013 17:13

i am not against the bedroom tax
it right that people who have had cheep rents for years
should down size to make room for those
who need the bigger houses now
but wonder where all this smaller accomadation
is going to come from as theres a lack of it
so maybe if they are on the list to down size
they should not have to pay the tax


Chrissie Report 30 Mar 2013 17:09

As usual he worse off are getting hit as the government and the media keep all the attention on benefit claimants and benefit cheats and on immigrants and off of the bankers, the super rich and themselves


terryj Report 30 Mar 2013 17:01

hope your life doesnt go belly up and you find yourself in the position to need help
i dont at the moment but am very aware that life can turn round and bite you on the bum


maggiewinchester Report 30 Mar 2013 16:59

So, if the benefits agency screws up your benefit - not an uncommon occurence - you're stuffed.

If your landlord refuses to return your deposit - you're stuffed.
In the future, it shouldnt be called a deposit, it's an extra payment you make, on top of your rent, in order to have somewhwere to live - because you're (according to the tories) too 'fickle' to have earned enough to buy your own home.

Your rent is suddenly put up to an unreasonable amount. Tough luck (see above)


InspectorGreenPen Report 30 Mar 2013 16:48


It is all very well having all these handouts from public money, but at the end of the day it is Joe Public who ends up having to pay and I for one can't afford it.


terryj Report 30 Mar 2013 16:10

after the bedroom tax the torys have now stopped legal aid for Debt Problems or Benefits Problems (except for a few cases involving the Upper Tribunal).
more details here :-(