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The bedroom tax magnifies misery.
The social housing tenant has been meticulously weakened both nationally and locally while moral decay has calcified further by blundering local housing agents giving this toxic policy all its power.
The bedroom tax has localised bullying.
It is localising debt for the poor with permanent rent arrears also.
The bedroom tax is a diabolical debt enslavement housing policy raping the minds of the most vulnerable while taking essential life saving money’s away from the poorest families.
How toxic is the bedroom tax?
This article is a weak argument to put to uncaring Tory, no empathy, greedy, serve to self, psychopathic politicians who enforced this gutter housing policy.
Enforced and enshrined into law without thought or consideration at the social, psychological and economic cost it has had, especially towards the poorest families in the UK.
We witness a catastrophic collapse in democracy.
We witness a fantastic obliteration of moral standards within the epicentre of Westminster where corrupt capitalist’s strutting about in suits calling themselves MP’s have ignored the hundreds and thousands of voices opposing this putrid bedroom tax.
The social housing tenant is near broken as the Tories rewrite the laws of democracy to exclude the poor, to silence them and disengage them from political activity by ignoring them completely.
It’s a sham of British justice and social democracy by any standards.
And apparently we’re meant to lead the way for other nations to follow of exactly how democracy works, it’s clearly easy, just exclude the poor.
Disfigured political avenues are now emerging cesspits with mocking towards anyone daring to speak out against the bedroom tax as being responsible for the housing crisis and the collapse of the economy.
Not the greedy politicians over claiming and over using, milking the expenses system and claiming for their second homes heating bills, or mortgage payments, or heating their stables.
Not the wealthy stealing the wealth of the nations, hoarding up endless hundreds of thousands of acres of land they don’t use, don’t need and don’t see causing massive land scarcity and out pricing locals.
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More than half of English homes fall short of modern space standards calling into question the bedroom tax, a study from the University of Cambridge has found.
According to the study, which analysed 16,000 homes in comparison to the London Housing Design guide internal space standard, English homes are the smallest by floor area in Europe and the report’s authors argue that in most of the country you have to under-occupy to have an acceptable amount of living space.
‘Spare bedrooms are a misconception in many homes, as the lack of space means that any extra bedrooms are needed for other uses,’ said Malcolm Morgan, a PhD student in the University’s Department of Engineering, who led the research.
Published today, the findings were that 55 per cent of dwellings fall short of the standards based on floor space alone, and 21 per cent fall short when the number of current occupants is taken into account. Flats and small terraced houses were most commonly below the standard. Dwellings were also frequently found to be under-occupied in comparison with the number of bedrooms, which was most likely due to lack of space.
It found that households receiving housing benefit were more likely to be undersized, calling into question the bedroom tax.
The UK has the smallest homes by floor area in Europe with the average newly-built home at just 76 square metres. The report argues that the reasons for this are related to the removal of minimum space standards through the 1980 Local Government, Planning and Land Act, the high value of land, and the low number of houses built by public authorities and housing associations.
Between one-quarter and one-third of people in the UK are dissatisfied with the amount of space in their homes, and yet many homes can be considered under-occupied when looking at the number of bedrooms compared with the number of occupants.
‘When the bedroom tax was introduced, there was a lot of implication that those living in houses with spare bedrooms were doing so out of selfishness,’ said Mr Morgan. ‘But what this research shows is that in most of the UK, you simply have to under-occupy houses in order to have an acceptable amount of living space.’
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