Friday, October 29, 2010

Won’t someone please think of the children?

Housing benefit bill 'will rise' following reforms

No, please stop; my sides are splitting: "It says increasing rents by up to 80% of the market rate to pay for new homes will mean more tenants having to rely on housing benefit to pay them...The new rents, therefore, would act as a "powerful disincentive" to work, it adds". What, so current astronomical housing benefit doesn't already act as a disincentivisation? This boils my pish, it really does.

Posted by sibley's b'stard child @ 09:59 AM (1330 views)
Please complete the required fields.



8 thoughts on “Won’t someone please think of the children?

  • anyone who is on benefits and is convicted for child abuse, animal cruelty etc should have their benefits stopped. It is amazing when driving around council estate how pets are left roaming and kids look like they are rampaging the area

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • Finally this debate is out into the wider arena so that these millionaires in charge can see just what a mess housing and living costs in this country have caused. I guess a few hundred pounds per week doesn’t sound a great deal to the wealthy but when compared to average wages its a disgrace. I suspect that if the rich didn’t need cleaners,carers and other low paid servants to mop up their mess then they wouldn’t bat an eyelid about driving the poor out of London.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • Sibley’s,

    That raises a good question. What happens if there is a council flat in an expensive area like Westminster, and the new rent (80% of market rent) is higher than either the £400/wk cap or the 30th percentile limit? How would a local council fill those homes – with people already in well-paid jobs?

    I know quite a few people who live in rented ex-council flats, and even at 80% their rents would still be very high.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    I guess so Drewster, I hadn’t considered that aspect. It’s all a bit of a mess really.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • Surely rents are too high BECAUSE of housing benefit. Once that’s reduced, average rents should fall.

    Re point 2, shouldn’t HB limits be higher in the south??

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • Surely rents are too high BECAUSE of housing benefit. Once that’s reduced, average rents should fall.

    Re point 2, shouldn’t HB limits be higher in the south??

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • Surely rents are too high BECAUSE of housing benefit. Once that’s reduced, average rents should fall.

    That is a very good point. I do know that the rest of ‘DSS only’ landlords tends to be higher – though the places are a lot worse.

    It will be very interesting to see what happens, when the cap comes in.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • some parts of the country £100 per week would be enough for a 4 bed house

    i just cannot get my head around the attitude of the benefits agency and those landlords who hike prices for HB

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



Add a comment

  • Your email address is required so we can verify that the comment is genuine. It will not be posted anywhere on the site, will be stored confidentially by us and never given out to any third party.
  • Please note that any viewpoints published here as comments are user´s views and not the views of HousePriceCrash.co.uk.
  • Please adhere to the Guidelines

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>