The con dems are punishing TWICE OVER the 670,000
unsuspecting council tenants who have extra space in their homes,
as firstly they are cutting housing benefit by £490 million p.a ,
and then secondly for this exact same reason of having the extra
space , they are having council tax benefit cut by £500 million p.a
This means these council tenants are facing a collassal shortfall
of £ 1 Billion p.a which they have to meet themselves out of their
other benefits which are also being reduced !!!!
This is £1 Billion out of the £18 Billion of benefit cuts that are being imposed onto poorer communities in the near future.
The tories said that by cutting housing benefit they expected rents
to then fall, but they are also telling councils to push their rents
up by 8% this year , and they also want hugh rent increases in the future to pay off old debts that are attached to these councils.
Why is it only the poor are being targeted for punishment for
having extra space in their home , for example british farmers
get hundreds of millions in benefits subsidy tosupport them,
Its one law for the rich and one law for the poor.
companies get hundre millions