Bedroom tax will hit 4,000 west Cumbr...

Bedroom tax will hit 4,000 west Cumbrian families

There are 3 comments on the News and Star story from Mar 1, 2013, titled Bedroom tax will hit 4,000 west Cumbrian families. In it, News and Star reports that:

Figures revealed by the News & Star show 2,000 households on housing benefit in Copeland and 1,700 in Allerdale will be hit by the charge, which will affect those in homes with more bedrooms than occupants.

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Stephen Dawes

Workington, UK

#1 Mar 8, 2013
I have a two bedroom bungalow in a. wheelchair but my cerer needs to stop some time does that mean that I will have to pay for her to stop, this I fined a bit much.


#2 Mar 8, 2013
I have been told that as i dont employ a professional carer to stay over night every night i rely on friends and family they take turns i am not exempt neither can i have a dhp for my adapted house for my disabilities and my wheelchair so we are all being lied to by this government.
I find it really hard to understand how can a so called caring government fail to listen to all the official charities/bodys speaking out at every turn. And still going ahead with this callous policy knowing full well the out come. Expecting people to struggle for 2 years watching them while they gather data just to tell everyone they were wrong. They have court cases pending against this policy it should be put on hold at least till the courts have ruled on this. And if the courts rule in favour of the claiments does that mean dwp will pay back all the money or will they just do what they did to the people they sanctioned last year for the workfare farce and say tough luck we not paying you back. These tory / lib mps have people affected in their constituents that vote so i suggest to them get your heads out the sandpit before you loose every effected voter


#3 Mar 8, 2013
Surely it is up to housing associations to use their housing stock as they deem fit it should not be up to any government to dictate to housing associations on how and who they house in them and setting the length of tenancies. These associations bought the stock from councils so it should be up to them to set out their own rules and regs/tenancies.

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