Saturday, March 16 2013, 9:11AM
“Besides robbing people blind, just what is behind this??? Government seems to see the people as a never ending source of money to pay their wages and expenses.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 9:17AM
“What an absolute load of tosh!Specialist Housing Committees?In Leicester that will probably mean more "assistant mayors".I know of at least 1 couple,working,self employed,paying tax and council tax,who use their second "bedroom"as an office to work from.What are these committees going to make of that ?Evict them ?Then again,they could put 3 people in the room and charge rent.Like most of the full bedrooms around Narborough Road.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 10:06AM
“Being as Leicester has the highest number of overcrowded houses in the UK (according to figures released last week) the so called bedroom tax is unlikely to have too much impact here.On the other hand though, if there were fewer under occupied rented properties, the larger properties could be allocated to larger families. The current situation is that we have singles or couples in three bedroom houses whilst families with many children are forced to live in small flats.The bedroom tax is not the way forward. There needs to be an incentive to encourage people to move by providing better new rented housing and a cash grant to move to release under used larger housing.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 11:41AM
“Tax people with large families if on benefit. To ill to work but produces eight kids and given a mini bus by the state. Or why not sleep in separate bedrooms and tell them you have split up. Mps lie about their houses so why not us? How much did this special Committee cost?”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 11:55AM
“'Bedroom tax' is a very misleading term. We're told there is no such thing as 'road tax' anymore, but agitprob is openly encouraged even by the BBC.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 12:28PM
“Seems a bit risky taking someone in to you home, some may have to take that risk to manage.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 2:20PM
“Disident3..."Tax people with large families if on benefit. To ill to work but produces eight kids and given a mini bus by the state"
I think you read too much of media rubbish :) ,,,where does the 'minibus' come into it? And are you suggesting that disabled people cannot (or should not) have children...and elitist society? I have a good friend from uni, both parents disabled who were not able to work, who is doing very well and now actually pays for everything for them, including buying them a house.
Taxing people on benefits defeats the purpose of giving them a basic quality of life which is what benefit amounts do. There are plenty getting more than they deserve...its not people on benefits..how about taxing those with second homes at taxpayers expense with 6 or 7 bedrooms that they let out to their 'mates' ?”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 6:48PM
“Bedroom Tax as a title is used by every housing association I've come across, and every local authority, even Tory ones.
Because that is precisely what it is.
Even Mr Cameron has said: "The Bedroom Tax is not a Bedroom Tax."
So now you know?
This government is rewriting and backdating laws in a manner that defies common law dating back hundreds of years, and not a single bleat from the cowardly press.”
Saturday, March 16 2013, 7:22PM
“Mam 35. I am speaking of what I know People I know not hear say or papers. Where did I say disabled people should not have children? I said LARGE FAMILIES. Perhaps taxing benefit may get some, not all to get a job. My argument applies to City Councillors who are to disabled to get a job but have little problem attending Council meetings. By the way mam35 my wife is disabled my job is to care for her like she cared for me all those years. Really disabled I have little or no problem it is the ones you know are swinging the lead.”
Sunday, March 17 2013, 12:31PM
“I don't see what the issue is??? There is a shortage of housing in the country in many areas. Many people in council accommodation have houses that are too big for them. The taxpayer cannot afford to house everyone and the waiting list is very long. So moving people to a house that is smaller is one option. People in council houses should realise that its a privilege that they have a council house, paid for by the government....hence the government can do what they like...live with it.
Don't like the situation? Give up your council house and move into private accommodation. What's that i can hear....the numerous excuses about why you cannot do this???
The country is in recession...people who work are struggling to pay bills and mortgages...why do these people have to pay to subsidise those in council housing????”
Sunday, March 17 2013, 11:13PM
“When you've worked all your life and are made redundant, you spend your days scrabbling to put food on the table, see everything you've worked hard for disappearing, your family, your life, you feel like a failure, eventually your home is under threat - and then you see someone who has never worked moaning about giving up their spare room - like it's a right.. hurt is not the word.”
Monday, March 18 2013, 8:55AM
“Yes when you have worked all your life and today you read over £4000 a month housing benefit granted to a declared single mum and a partner in her husbands business not bad if you can get it now she demands to move back to Sloane Sq. My heart bleeds.”
Monday, March 18 2013, 10:58AM
“Is that explains its AsfordbyFox - Now I know the reason why.”
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