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The government is set to close the “bedroom tax loophole” from 3rd March 2014.

An amendment has been passed which means that anyone who has been living in social sector housing and has been eligible for continuous full entitlement to Housing Benefit since 1996, will no longer be entitled to exemption from the bedroom tax.

These claimants will in future be subject to the bedroom tax in the same way as other claimants.

The legislation is available here

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#6 James McKinsley 2014-02-17 19:11
This sick ruthless government have no clue what it is like to live with a chronic illness they don't care that stress makes my illness worse. They have the notion that if you look all right are still breathing then you are allright. No empathy no understanding just blatant discrimination what an evil bunch of silver spooned potato heads. I have worked and payed into the system for 45years now my body is done, I dare to be ill therefore in the eyes of this government I am scrounging scum.I have lived in my council home for 35 years I have put a lot into this home over the years central heating twice,new bathrooms, new kitchen,new doors inside and out. I have cherished my home and garden.Now since the bedroom tax and other cut's I feel I no longer have a home,it's now just a house that some beurocrat can force me to leave.So why should I bother to care for it. If this government get their way they will have my house ,my dignity and they will take away the network of friends I have built up over the years, friends that notice when my blinds are shut and check that I am ok friends that make sure I have food and care.You cant buy that Mr Cameron. Mrs Thatcher wanted all of us to own our own homes not for our good.It was so that we would have something to sell to pay for our care.She also wanted to do away with local councils.There has been no rebuilding programme to keep up with our expanding population that's why we have a housing crisis now.Rather than face the facts this government round on the sick and poor and blame and punish them for their own mis management of funds.If I had run up a lot of dept I would be trying to clear it and I would not be blaming the sick or sending money abroad until I took care of things at home. It's about time people woke up to what this government are doing. Please don't believe their lies about the sick, no ones knows when sickness or ill health will hit them.
+3 #5 Denbo17 2014-02-09 06:14
“In times of tyranny and injustice, when laws are made to oppress the people, the outlaw takes his place in history.” "1199"
The Police no longer protect the people. They protect those that make the laws that oppress the people."2014"
+3 #4 stuart52 2014-02-08 14:44
after reading the original story on this site I was delighted to discover I was one of those affected, I contacted my local council and indeed just this week I was informed I would get a full refund...so far so good...it was refunded to my landlord not me, which is odd because its my money that paid the bedroom tax not theres, I was told to keep the housing benefit that was due to be paid to me so all's not so bad,...now I read this here, how bloody miserable can this government get? in their own words it affects just a very small amount of claimants, it proves one thing and that is when it suits them they can change the law pretty dam quick, as already said the tories are on their way out, will the newcomers be any better? I doubt it.
+4 #3 angela 2014-02-08 09:00
It just goes to show that this government can and will do what it likes it makes its own laws to suit, do we really have any say as to what our rights are I DONT think we do
+2 #2 TheGodSplinter 2014-02-07 23:39
The Tories have seen their final ever term in office in Britain.

Truth is...who else is left worth voting for? I can't think of even one!

I, personally, will never again vote in this country!
+1 #1 Jim Allison 2014-02-07 20:35
From my understanding Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and Child Poverty Action Grouo(CPAG) are appealing this legislation via Judicial Review.

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