I know several single mums who have got a free council flat by just getting pregnant. I know several men who have said they are “homeless” and jump the waiting lists and are given a free council flat. What most of these people have in common is they don’t work so that the Council pays their full rent from Housing benefit. The council also does free plumbing and fixes their boilers for free. Somebody is paying for this|! Basically the Government give some of taxpayers money to the local Councils. One department in the council then pays the Housing Benefit into the Rent department for that tenant. This means that taxpayers with mortgages are subsidizing the freeloading lifestyles of social housing tenants.
The problem is even worse with large families they are given a bigger house than they could ever get if they got a job and a mortgage, most are so unskilled that they could only do manual warehouse work etc.
New immigrant families have been homed in very luxury homes in Londonistan with Housing Benefit up to £100K a year paid. Could they really get a job that would pay the rent? Are our Councils so afraid of being labelled racists if they don’t home the immigrants in luxury homes. Asylum seekers are getting free TV licence, free telephone calls back home, fully fitted homes and a winter fuel allowance. Back in the countries where these immigrants come from all the family would sleep in just one room. Why must we give them 7 bedroom homes? Most are just economic migrants who come here because they can’t get welfare in their home countries. It is no wonder we have 250,000 immigrants coming to the UK each year when we treat them so well.
We must stop giving Asylum. We must also stop foreign Aid. We should also change the points system on social housing so that those who have worked and paid taxes are put first. Child benefits should be limited to just 2 children and social housing to just 3 bedrooms.
Just today on the bus I overheard a converstion. A 22 year old young women who had 5 children expected the Council to house her and her brood in a 3 storey home. Her boyfriend lived in another flat probably so she could get maximum child and housing benefits. Why should we home people in bigger homes than they could ever get if they got a mortgage? These chavs don’t even have basic skills to do a manual job that would bring in the minimum wage.
All over the UK Housing benefit is suplimenting the rent on large families who have been moved into large homes bigger than they could get if they got a mortgage. A lot of these families are asylum seekers from Africa and other 3rd world countries who in reality where just economic migrants.
The reality is those people who work and pay a mortgage are supplimenting the rents of those who have been given these large homes often in too expensive areas.
Why taxpayers are not up in arms and writing to their M.P’s I don’t know.
No political party seems brave enough to cap Child benefits to 2 children, to stop the abuse of couples living apart to maximise benefits or cap the amount of housing benefit paid to £15K a year.
Couples who work and have children tend only to have small families because they can only afford a certain size home on the wages they get. Yet our perverse welfare system pays a single mum the same in welfare as a couple would get if they earned 23K between them. The single mum gets a free council flat with rent and council tax paid. The single mum then gets child benefits, tax credits and job seekers allowance. Feckless freeloading couples who choose not to work and just breed large familes are given free large council houses ( they could never afford a house this big if they had to get a mortgage.) . We have seen Somali families with no skills being housed in expensive areas of London all paid by welfare.
We let alcoholics and drug users claim incapacity benefit, so they have more money to spend on drugs and alcohol. They should have to go to re-hab to get welfare.
We allow Squatters to break down peoples doors or smash windows and then claim squatters rights and see this only as a Civil matter.
We give loads of benefits to immigrants with large families including Working tax credits, child benefits, housing benefits. The welfare system encourages economic migration because immigrants get more on welfare here than they could earn back in Africa.
We can’t deport terrorists because of the ECHR act.
We allow freloaders to sit on the dole playing computer games all day. The DHSS never checks that people have applied for jobs they say they have done.
The system pays people full rents which pays off the rich landlords mortgage yet people with mortgages who become unemployed get very little compared to those in rented accomodation. Yet those with mortgages have worked and paid taxes which help build social housing.
Laws have been passed so that social housing must be built in rich private developments.
I personally believe child benefits should be limited to 2 children and social housing or housing benefit paid on houses of only 3 bedrooms maximum. People should not get their full rents paid by Housing benefit but should only get 90 percent – this will make them use some of their money from JSA to pay the other ten percent making work more attractive.