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On My MindPosted by Hooton Roberts Sun, July 03, 2011 14:24:33

Following the Housing Benefit concerns reported today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/uk-14004551

I'm concerned about the the long-term social cost of the government's intentions.

I'm also concerned that the private rents of these 'expensive' homes are not set by the tenants that live in these properties. Neither are they set by the government (local or national) or by an independent body that monitor the rising costs. They're set by private landlords. So who is to blame for rising costs?

Then I'm concerned that there is a short-fall in social housing because since the 'right-to-buy' started over 30 years ago, how much of that money has been re-invested back into building social housing?

Finally, I'm concerned at these people who claim for two homes when they only need one and expect taxpayers to cover the additional costs of their homes near their workplace when they should be made to live in halls of residence. Yes, MPs.


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Posted by HootonRoberts Sun, July 03, 2011 18:59:47

As an addendum, perhaps if the green area in the middle of Parliament Square is not to be allowed for demonstrators, they can build a halls of residence there for MPs to stay at when their parliamentary sessions last longer than anticipated.