posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 08:55 AM
Originally posted by stumason
Originally posted by pikestaff
What I find strange is the rumor I was told by a Brit friend of mine about social housing tenants will shortly have to pay $35.00 tax a month on empty
I am losing the plot with this one...
IT'S NOT A TAX!!!!!!!!!! IT IS REDUCTION IN HOUSING BENEFIT FOR THOSE IN RECEIPT OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO PAY THEIR RENT WHO HAVE AN EXTRA BEDROOM!
WHY SHOULD THE TAXPAYER FUND PEOPLE TO HAVE HOUSES BIGGER THAN THEY NEED WHEN THOSE WHO DO PAY FOR THEIR HOUSING HAVE TROUBLE AFFORDING
edit on 25/3/13 by stumason because: (no reason given)
My wife and I have a 2nd bedroom that we're having to pay for, but we have no option to move to a smaller property because:
1. There are zero one bedroom properties available in our area and we must live in this area as this is where our support network is and we've only
just moved here to get that extra support from our family.
2. We need the 2nd room for medical equipment and for a Carer to use when my wife's health is at it's worst and I need help to care for her
3. Our bungalow has already had £10K worth of alterations made to it (a wet-room, etc), so by moving elsewhere we'd need to have all the alterations
made to the new place, which took around 6 months last time.
We're also having to pay some of our Council Tax now, so we now need to find around £80 per month to pay for that and the extra rent, which is
something we would not be able to afford if we weren't both receiving DLA (Disability Living Allowance) Though technically, that's not what DLA is
supposed to be used for.
Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not complaining about our situation. I do infact believe that my wife and I are both very lucky to receive the
financial help that we do. That said however, sometimes I wish the people in power would think about those who aren't as lucky as my wife and I and
realise that putting those extra costs out there will put some claimants who really have no extra money in to a position where they truly cannot
afford to live.
I'm glad the PM is finally doing something about immigrants however as I believe that we should focus British funds on British people and sort out
our society before we try to help other people.