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Farage is putting foxes in charge of chicken houses.....

http://m.insidehousing.co.uk/6526959.article?mobilesite=enabled

The UK Independence Party would scrap the bedroom tax if it came into power.

Andrew Charalambous, the housing spokesperson for Nigel Farage’s party, says the current government’s under-occupation penalty – often referred to as the bedroom tax – is ‘nonsensical’.

Under the policy, which came into force last month, social tenants of working age on housing benefit will have their payments cut if they have one or more spare bedrooms.

Mr Charalambous, an unelected private sector landlord, said: ‘We’d absolutely scrap the bedroom tax. It’s just tokenism and has no real effect. It causes a lot hardship, pain and suffering. Housing should be there to make people’s lives better.’

Putting a private landlord in charge of housing policy is like putting a fox in charge of the hen house, or giving an MP a free licence at their expenses.

Housing benefit is simply a transfer of taxpayers money to the private landlord sector.

UKIP should be doing something about getting rents down not propping them up with taxpayers money...

Boys and Girls take note UKIP maybe not all sweetness and light after all.

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Farage is putting foxes in charge of chicken houses.....

http://m.insidehousing.co.uk/6526959.article?mobilesite=enabled

Putting a private landlord in charge of housing policy is like putting a fox in charge of the hen house, or giving an MP a free licence at their expenses.

Housing benefit is simply a transfer of taxpayers money to the private landlord sector.

UKIP should be doing something about getting rents down not propping them up with taxpayers money...

Boys and Girls take note UKIP maybe not all sweetness and light after all.

Hmmm, I wonder what's his view on house prices?

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Hmmm, I wonder what's his view on house prices?

His views on rents are that they should be as high as possible with as much public subsidy added in as can be squeezed without the proles noticing......

Given the fact he is a landlord I am surprised you needed to ask the question.

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Given the fact he is a landlord I am surprised you needed to ask the question.

That's why I asked the question. He's hardly likely to let the market find it's natural level!

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That's why I asked the question. He's hardly likely to let the market find it's natural level!

Sound.....;)

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You do realise, don't you, that the "bedroom tax" only applies to tenants in social housing?

Tenants in the private rental sector already only receive Local Housing Allowance for accommodation with the number of bedrooms they need, according to the same rules the Govt. is trying to bring in for the social rental sector.

So the "bedroom tax" that all the fuss is about doesn't actually make any differences to landlords. Might explain why this bloke is so sanguine about the whole thing.

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Putting a private landlord in charge of housing policy is like putting a fox in charge of the hen house, or giving an MP a free licence at their expenses.

Housing benefit is simply a transfer of taxpayers money to the private landlord sector.

UKIP should be doing something about getting rents down not propping them up with taxpayers money...

Boys and Girls take note UKIP maybe not all sweetness and light after all.

The whole "bed-room tax" thing is pointless... over the next year or so most people will move over to LHA.

Eventually they'll switch everyone to LHA... including OAP and disabled.

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Boys and Girls take note UKIP maybe not all sweetness and light after all.

Utter nonsense.

He goes on to say...

"... the dominant pressure on housing in the UK has come from 'the unprecedented immigration of the last decade'. He said: 'Withdrawal from the European Union would be the only practical way to alleviate this effect on our housing demand.'"

Sounds eminently reasonable to me.

Edited by sleeping dog

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UKIP won't implement a land value tax which is the only way of stopping the massive free rider problem endemic in the housing market.

But they may put a stop to some of the crazy government schemes that are blatantly there to line the pockets of landlords and create public sector non-jobs.

It's not great but it's a start.

Edited by Authoritarian

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The free riders don't pay for their housing now, so they won't pay LVT.

No, the free riders acquire massive, tax-free house price gains at the expense of other people. LVT will stop this practice dead in it's tracks and introduce a bit of sanity into the UK housing market.

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Farage is putting foxes in charge of chicken houses.....

http://m.insidehousing.co.uk/6526959.article?mobilesite=enabled

Putting a private landlord in charge of housing policy is like putting a fox in charge of the hen house, or giving an MP a free licence at their expenses.

Housing benefit is simply a transfer of taxpayers money to the private landlord sector.

UKIP should be doing something about getting rents down not propping them up with taxpayers money...

Boys and Girls take note UKIP maybe not all sweetness and light after all.

Well, the bedroom tax is stupid. there should be a simple obligation, which is enforceable, to swap with tenats who need more space. End of story. No taxing, just enforced swapping with 6 months notice. Apart from that, the housing market needs to crash to have it made affordable for those prepared to save a 10% deposit. Put up interest rates for savewrs and lets have it happen.

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godfrey bloom stood up in the eu parliament and said that all central bankers should be lined up at the hague and tried for their crimes.what more do you want?

Is that enough for you?

I suppose they (the rest of them in the EU Parliament) all sat around with those vacant stupid grins on their faces. You know the same ones they fetch out when Farage speaks.....

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Mr Charalambous, an unelected private sector landlord, said: ‘We’d absolutely scrap the bedroom tax. It’s just tokenism and has no real effect. It causes a lot hardship, pain and suffering. Housing should be there to make people’s lives better.’

He's right- it is just tokenism- the amounts of money involved-even if they are genuine savings- are pitifully small while the pain inflicted on some people is massive- one woman has already committed suicide citing the bedroom tax as the reason.

There's something deeply depressing about the sight of all these ex public schooboys 'getting tough' on welfare recipients while the likes of Google and Amazon kick sand in their faces on tax.

Their pious claims to being motivated by a desire to reduce the deficit might have been a little more convincing if it were not for the fact that they are planning to underwrite billions of dodgy mortgage debts under the 'help to buy' scheme.

How does creating a UK version of Fannie May convince our creditors that we are a good risk? :lol:

They are full of shite.

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Well, the bedroom tax is stupid. there should be a simple obligation, which is enforceable, to swap with tenats who need more space. End of story. No taxing, just enforced swapping with 6 months notice. Apart from that, the housing market needs to crash to have it made affordable for those prepared to save a 10% deposit. Put up interest rates for savewrs and lets have it happen.

Exactly. Cart before horse here. If a local authority identifies a household that's deemed to be under occupying, by all means offer them a smaller home and if they insist on staying where they are, charge them for it but it only works IF there are smaller properties available.

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He goes on to say...

"... the dominant pressure on housing in the UK has come from 'the unprecedented immigration of the last decade'. He said: 'Withdrawal from the European Union would be the only practical way to alleviate this effect on our housing demand.'"

Allowing the building of more houses would be another way to alleviate housing demand. Only in the UK would this be considered more radical than leaving the EU.

Edited by TrevorS

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Andrew Charalambous

@woodlandsandrew FOLLOWS YOU

UKIP Housing Spokesman

London

Now we are following each other, I've sent him a polite request (Direct message) to discuss UKIP policies on HPC. If available. .

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Now we are following each other, I've sent him a polite request (Direct message) to discuss UKIP policies on HPC. If available. .

Nice work timebandit :)

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UKIP had the political slot after the Ch 4 news tonight. They are chasing hard for Labour voters, pointing out how they have been totally failed by Labour govts encouraging immigration that removes their jobs and housing.

A point made in plenty of places but now mainstream. Even used a scouser (deputy leader of the party) to highlight some of the most deprived areas of Liverpool have had Labour MPs for 50 year plus, and for what?

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