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“Coming to you from the Government on 1st April 2013
Its called the Bedroom tax..
Many years ago it was called the Window tax
some years later came the Poll Tax.
Now its called the Bedroom tax.
Yes, if you are in social accomadation, council, private rented, etc..
then from 1st of April 2013 and live on your own, or are a couple with
a spare bedroom then you will have to pay an extra £14 per extra
bedroom. 2 bedrooms £24 This will apply to anyone no matter how long they have
lived in there property, so if you have a elderly relative who
as lived in her/his council property for many years, and can't
afford the extra may be asked to leave for smaller accomadation,
ie. 1 bedroom accomadation in Scott or Edward wilson house, or private
bedsits... For this the most vunerable will be the ones who will take
the brunt of this stealth tax.............
I remember the poll tax riots some years ago. the government swiftly done
an about turn,, I see trouble ahead.. A stealth tax by the back door is not a good
way for any government to behave...”

By cheltenham20 Posted: February 15, 2013

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 16 2013, 7:15PM

    The bedroom tax does not affect private sector tenants and nor should it. Private tenants pay more for their homes than what they are worth as they are often paying for their landlords mortgage, are more likely to be working and have less security as in they can be turfed out of their home with a month or two notice.

  • cheltenham20  |  February 16 2013, 10:09PM

    It certainly do effect private tennants, if they are single person on benifit and are renting a 2 bed flat then you will have to pay an extra £14 for that extra bedroom, or move to 1 bed accomadation. Private tenants who are working of course will not have to pay the extra, as they will be paying the full rental themselves.. but, as i say if they are on benifits the £14 for that extra bedroom will apply. as long as you pay that £14 then eviction do not apply. If your getting £80 per week in housing benifit then after the 1st of April you will get £66 per week benifit. The government is saying that if you don't like it, then move to a bedsit or 1 bed flat... Whats our local MPs views on this matter. The problems will start after the 1st of April..

  • cheltenham20  |  February 16 2013, 10:10PM

    It certainly do effect private tennants, if they are single person on benifit and are renting a 2 bed flat then you will have to pay an extra £14 for that extra bedroom, or move to 1 bed accomadation. Private tenants who are working of course will not have to pay the extra, as they will be paying the full rental themselves.. but, as i say if they are on benifits the £14 for that extra bedroom will apply. as long as you pay that £14 then eviction do not apply. If your getting £80 per week in housing benifit then after the 1st of April you will get £66 per week benifit. The government is saying that if you don't like it, then move to a bedsit or 1 bed flat... Whats our local MPs views on this matter. The problems will start after the 1st of April..

  • honslknjklyt  |  February 17 2013, 1:03PM

    Of course, yes, you are right it will affect private tennants on benefits. It is really unfair that an elderly person can have lived in a 3 bed house on their own for 30 years and won't be affected but someone with children who really in many circumstances need their space, should be affected. Children have so many changes now and they are in need of a 3 bed house rather than a pensioner on her or his own. 2 spare bedrooms for a pensioner and to be unaffected is a peetake, especially when some of them are far more well off than a young family. Of course, this government are very dependant on the grey vote. As for the opinion of our MP, does he have an opinion on anything aside acadamies? Oh yes, foxhunting, because foxhunters propped up his election so he is in their bag, gay marriage!! The only time I have heard him speak much sense is on the personal safety of women and every respect to him for that.

 
 

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