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Thread: UN tells UK to scrap bedroom tax!

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    Senior Member deebee's Avatar
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    I have my housing officer and a surveyor coming tomorrow to measure my spare room

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    Am so angry, man came with electronic device and said yep, thats 70sq ft
    no its not I said so he measured it in lots of different measurements and each time threw lots of numbers in the air to bamboozle me
    he kept measuring in different measurements, then converting to feet
    can you just measure it in feet please i said
    no cant do that with this he said
    here use mine i said handing him a tapemeasure
    oh thats six two he said but you forgot to add on the extra bits
    what extra bits i asked
    he mumbled then re measured and siad, yeah 62.22 so thats over
    no its not I said its under
    grudgingly he agreed and wrote it down
    My housing officer then made me even more cross by informing me that they have put me on the homeswapper list (without my permission)
    I have already had one lady phone me to ask if I would like to view her house,
    I am so angry, I have steam coming out of my ears

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    Deebee, I would complain very strongly about being put on the homeswapper list. It is a breach of your privacy for them to give out any of your details without your permission. The fact that they have also given out your telephone number is beyond belief!!!!
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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    have done so, have had to complain so much to so many lately I have turned into Victor Meldrew!

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    Below is a good explanation of the successful Bedroom Tax appeal.

    http://speye.wordpress.com/2013/09/1...e-bedroom-tax/

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    Independent now reporting that over 50,000 people have fallen behind with their rent, many facing evictions due to this bedroom tax!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...x-8825074.html

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    thanks vikstar,my housing officer has grudgingly agreed to notify the council of my room dimensions but says they will not be reclassifying.
    I intend to appeal.(again)

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    What really annoys me about the bedroom tax.

    In years gone by when Council's owned social housing it was well known that there was a mis-match between what housing stock they had and what people wanted.

    When Council estates were being built people wanted family homes. So many three bed properties were built. As tenants got older their children grew up and left the nest. Eventually a partner might die and you'd end up with s sole elderly adult living in a three bed home. The Council couldn't evict the sole tenant as long as the rent was paid and they stuck to the tenancy agreement.

    Occassionally there would be an initiative to entice a sole occupant to move out by giving them a new warden assisted flat and a cash incentive of a few thousand and moving costs. Tenants were reluctant to move away from the area they had grown up in because they were familiar with the area and had a support network locally.

    People who made up policy in housing would be well aware that there were very few one bedroom flats.

    What I don't understand . . .


    Given all the facts and figures the Government would be well aware that the bedroom tax would cause hardship, anxiety and a trap simply because very few one bedroom flats were built.

    So can somebody explain to me what their motives were and what outcome did they expect!

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    It looks like Ed Miliband may finally be about to commit to scrap The BT, if they gain power.

    What kept you Ed ?

    http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/5355/

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikstar View Post
    It looks like Ed Miliband may finally be about to commit to scrap The BT, if they gain power.

    What kept you Ed ?

    http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/5355/
    Yes, he has !!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24182448

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