posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:34 PM
Originally posted by pikestaff
here is something learned over the weekend, British people living on government welfare, and have a spare bedroom not in use, have to pay tax on it!
anyone know if that is true?
Yes this is true. A 14% tax on a spare room even if that spare room is required for medical reasons. I am unfortuately being hit by this when it comes
in in under two weeks. It's a little more complicated than it may appear and no doubt many brainwashed people will agree with it while forgetting
that the banks, elites and politicians are responsible for the financial tsunami.
In my case, I was offered a run down two bed ground level home after 10 years on the list. Even though it took me to another town from all my friends
and family and would cost thousands to adapt and a long time to complete it I took the offer. What was meant to be the main bedroom would just fit a
standard British double bed (4.5ft by 6ft approx) without a wardrobe or other incidental bedroom furniture. The 2nd room is 7ft by 6ft approx.
Due to my disability the home was extensively adapted to my needs. I still had to make my lounge room into my bedroom and vice versa though, so as to
have enough room to get around the bed. The 2nd bedroom or box room houses equipment i need due to my disability, a camp bed for overnight carers and
is the only place I can sit down to eat a meal. Theres simply no room or facility for me to do that elsewhere in the property.
Now I have the 14% tax on top of a similar tax being introduced for county taxes as well as a 30% tax for 'Fairer' care costs which add up to about
a 70% percent reduction in income since October, not because I don't need the help but because there is a war on disability happening in the UK, and
when the population see the government attacking the disabled it becomes acceptable for everyone ese to do the same. I have been told to move to a
one bed. However, even if I did not need the extra room and agreed to move to a one bed home they wouldn't be able to house me in one because they
don't exist. Also I could rent a one bedroom with ten times the total square footage and much higher rent and be fine, but if you live in a
collection of connecting boxes you are screwed.
Additionally the government states that they have to bring in ths tax because they caim the housing beefit bill is too high. If that was really their
concern they wouldn't have the plan to allow 'social housing' landlords to charge whatever rent they like. This plan will make the housing bill
mushroom to far higher than it is today. Best way to cut that bill is to bring in proper rent controls for housing. It's wrong that rent can be twice
as much as a mortgage for the same property. And wrong that social landlords are being given more and more passes while their tenants are suffering
from poorer and poorer service from them. Limit how much can be charged rather than the percentage the tenants have to pay from their already savagely
My landlord or more correctly the staff of the organisation, don't care about the state of their properties because they don't own them. The
organisation owns them, and so their only incentive is to reduce costs and pay the surplus in wages, expenses and bonuses to themselves. It's a
corrupt system about to get much more corrupt.