Originally Posted by sniperdude
Are you trolling?
They are never going to subdivide up houses for the simple fact if they have a 3 bed room place vacant their is a line a mile long with family's trying to move into it
It would cost too much and the government don't even own most of the housing stock
its owned by housing associations that the government have little or no power over and they are just as annoyed with the tax as the tenants.
"The idea that you can expect a subsidized lifetime tenancy in a larger than needed house is lunacy. "
Pensioners are exempt from this Bedroom Tax a single old lady/man will be rattling round 2/3/4 bed houses with no issues after their family's have long flew the nest.
Surely its a good thing if you force a couple to vacate a large house so instead a family can be housed, the purpose of the measure.
The general lack of affordable housing really does need tackling.
Social housing isn't an area I'm too fond of.
The pensioner exemption is as has been discussed pandering to the electorate for votes.
Originally Posted by YEHBABY
Oh wait, did the rest of the world overspend on their public services and cause a recession, as well? That's the reason this country is in recession according to this government.
Well yes. Its not just governments of course.
You see a similar picture for most western countries.
The original shock which started this all of was the collapse of the highly leveraged US housing market.