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Lynne
Lynne
07 Mar 2013 08:28

Yes, I know, we've already got two other threads going on the bedroom tax but please bear with me for starting a third as I  want to bring this particular problem to the fore as it really does have local implications.

The new national policy on housing benefit re social housing and underoccupancy (bedroom tax) expects two children of the same sex to share a bedroom until they are 16.

However, the local housing policy re social housing expects two children of the same sex to share a bedroom until they are 21.

So how will those two policies pan out then? 

 

  

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Brazilnut
Brazilnut
07 Mar 2013 10:32

http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/factcheck-cameron-slips-up-on-bedroom-tax/12962

 

 

Lynne Im pasting this on here because I think the other thread is too long now and things get overlooked

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Brazilnut
Brazilnut
07 Mar 2013 19:10

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/ihstory.aspx?storycode=6526073

Will IDS take any notice of this sensible solution?

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
08 Mar 2013 09:46

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/#polllink

 

There is a poll you can enter on here on the bedroom tax

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
08 Mar 2013 15:06
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
08 Mar 2013 20:57
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
09 Mar 2013 09:11
Lynne
Lynne
09 Mar 2013 18:38
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
10 Mar 2013 16:24

       

 

Dining rooms to be reclassified as bedrooms for this tax                     

http://www.politicshome.com/uk/story/33387/

Don Pearson
Don Pearson
10 Mar 2013 22:25

..and you can always put people up on a settee in the living room. Perhaps they will reclassify those as bedrooms too.

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Paul
Paul
11 Mar 2013 11:32

So the moral of the story is - if you have a spare bedroom, move to a smaller home to avoid the bedroom tax.

More importantly the rent will be less and costing the rest of us less.

I can't see anything wrong with this policy.

yes

Lynne
Lynne
11 Mar 2013 11:39

Begs the question that there are smaller homes to move into.

And the rent won't necessarily be less as I and others have pointed out before on other threads.

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
11 Mar 2013 11:51

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/08/bedroom-tax-shortage-small-homes

 

Paul you are so inhuman, have you got any friends.

Example a house with somebody living there is disabled £20000 to adapt it , this tax forces them out and then the new house has to be adapted and the old house has to be put back as it was before, wheres the sense in  that

A couple were given a 3bedroom house they have 2 girls and a boy all under 10 under the new rules they are underoccupying so have to get a 2bed house or pay the tax

Another couple have 2boys 11 and 18 also in a 3bed new rules mean they have to share so only need a 2bed or pay the tax

I could go on and on giving examples but it would go over your head

Most people that are going to be affected by this either work/disabled or sick

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
11 Mar 2013 16:51

http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/welfare_reform/bedroom_tax.aspx

but as Lynne has pointed out our local policy on childrens ages differ from 16 to 21

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
14 Mar 2013 13:22
Brazilnut
Brazilnut
14 Mar 2013 21:35
wondering
wondering
14 Mar 2013 23:31

All these web links being plonked alone on a post seem to be a new thing....better to read peoples views. I thought you cant believe anyway what you read in the papers.

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
15 Mar 2013 06:15

what is your view then wondering

Lynne
Lynne
15 Mar 2013 07:33

Well here's a view that was posted under that Daily Mirror article that Bnut refers to above. Hope it meets your criteria Wondering as

1. It is a person's view (not that of a journalist)

2. It is relevant to Dawlish as it refers to housebuilding (which Dawlish is presently having and indeed is scheduled to have more of).

3. There is a need for more social housing in Dawlish.

Here is the posting. 

"The evil in all this is that on the governments own admission there are two
million on housing waiting lists.This is the excuse they use for the bedroom tax.Anyone with any morality or common sense would see
that the obvious answer to both house those on the list and help
people back to work is to build social housing to house those waiting
for a home and end the right to buy to preserve the housing stock.
This is a magic circle that will lower private rents and thus reduce
housing benefit,lower the cost of housing for first time buyers,
increase employment and make more money available to be spent on
local businesses.It's a win win situation. Of course rich landlords will
lose and rich housing speculators,but that's why the latter vote Tory. "    

     

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Brazilnut
Brazilnut
16 Mar 2013 05:43
flo
flo
16 Mar 2013 14:56

There was a protest up in Exeter today against the Bedroom Tax, didn't see you there Brazilnut?

Brazilnut
Brazilnut
16 Mar 2013 16:51

Unfortunately I waas in the process of moving one of my children who would have been subject to the bedroom tax!!! so maybe you understand why I take such an interest, Ive already moved the other one earlier this week who was also in the same boat,  they both work but one is being made redundant at end of month!!!

Lynne
Lynne
24 Mar 2013 13:11

The lead story in this week's Newton Abbot Mid-Devon Advertiser concerns a Mr & Mrs Haden who are social housing tenants in Buckland. Unfortunately, they have fallen foul of the Bedroom Tax and the article explains the difficulties they have had/are having with finding alternative, affordable, secure accommodation.

The article concludes by saying "Mrs Haden is keen to hear from others worried about the changes and can be contacted on 01626 332324".

So, if anyone reading this is affected by the b/tax or knows others who will be perhaps you could let them know that Mrs Haden would like to hear from them.

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