It is wrong that somebody who earn £24K a year in London still gets help towards their rent through Housing Benefit. People should be encouraged to live in properties where they can pay the full rent out of their wages. It is the taxpayers who are subsidizing them to live in expensive London boroughs. The reason for the housing shortage in London is because it was a magnet for all the illegal immigrants. If we sent the bogus asylum seekers and illegal immigrants back they would be no shortage of affordable places to rent. Those of us with mortgages get no help in times of unemployment all we get is our mortgage interest paid putting us in debt or having to borrow money from family to pay the mortgage.
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.
- It’s social housing – so why are the needy locked out? (independent.co.uk)
I know several young girls who have got pregnant in my area to get a free social housing flat. The councils always give them a flat even though most of them have never worked or paid taxes. Most of these young women really want a house so they keep getting pregnant and producing kids until the council gives them a free house.
I also know several men who have played the homeless card often going to live in a homeless hostel so they jump the council waiting lists. Their possesions are often kept at relatives homes while they trick the system.
I think the social housing points systtem needs changing so that working people and married people get top priority it is too easy to cheat the present system. Those people who are unemployed and are given free flats should only get 90 percent of their rents paid by Housing benefit they should be made to pay some rent money out of their JSA. This would make life harder on the dole and act as an incentive to get a job.
I am currently unemployed and only get £80 a month towards my mortgage interest, yet those in free council flats are getting over £200 a month rents paid by housing benefit. At the other extreme we have Somali families homed in luxury homes in Londonistan getting rents of over £100,000 a year paid plus loads in benefits for their children. In Afriaca families all share just one room and don’t live in luxury homes. It is no wonder our country has seen an influx of foreign invaders playing the asylum card. Most of these asylum seekers have passed through safe lands and therefore are not eligible to claim asylum here.
If we are going to give asylum seekers free social housing it should be in areas of the country that have cheaper rents like Liverpool we should not be homing them in inner Londonistan.
How is social housing paid for? The Governement give taxpayers money to the councils. The councils then move this money from one department to another eg housing benefit to pay the rents of the freeloaders. By homing none working people the councils are not getting any money from rent to build more social housing.
- The perverse Housing benefit system in the UK. (xymalf.wordpress.com)
- Sell off expensive council homes. (xymalf.wordpress.com)
- Sell expensive social housing to fund new homes, urges thinktank (guardian.co.uk)
- Hope for social housing (standard.co.uk)
Around £4.5billion a year could be raised if councils sold costly homes when tenants moved out.
This could then be invested in extra housing stock in cheaper areas, the think-tank said.
It could also be used to build new homes, stimulating the economy and generating jobs.
Critics say the idea would create ghettos – but Downing Street gave the idea its firm backing yesterday.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: ‘Councils should be looking at ways to use their social housing stock as efficiently as they can.
‘The waiting lists for social housing have increased a lot in the past.
‘They doubled under the last government. [Councils] need to think about how they can use that social housing more efficiently. If they can sell very high-worth housing and invest in more social housing and find homes for more people, that’s something that should be looked at.’
Housing minister Grant Shapps has also praised the proposal, saying: ‘Where you have houses which are worth millions, you could sell them and build a lot more homes to help sometimes vulnerable people come off the waiting list.
Many Councils in the UK give free social housing to the unemployed these people often remain unemployed for several years getting their full rents paid by Housing Benefit. Money is simply being moved from one Council account to another with the Government paying so much towards Housing benefit.
Rich landlords can fill up their extra homes with the unemployed and get their mortgages paid off by the rent money they receive via Housing Benefit from the councils. Yet those people who work and have a mortgage only get their mortgage interest paid in times of need when made redundant.
The system seems to help the very rich and the freeloaders but not those who have worked and paid taxes. The reality is those who work and pay for a mortgage are also paying taxes for freeloaders to live off the state for free.
- The unfair welfare system in the UK. (xymalf.wordpress.com)
- Cameron is playing on the myth all housing benefit goes to the unemployed (leftfootforward.org)
- 1,400 get over £30k in housing benefit (thesun.co.uk)
In the UK we have a welfare system that favours single parenting. No wonder we have the biggest amount of single mums compared to any other European countries. Some of these single mothers have partners living with them but the local councils never check on who is living in social housing. Some council houses are even being sub-let.
Our Prison system is too soft. We should not give Prisoners TV’s, porn mags, Gyms and Pool tables. Prison should be a harsh punishmen with porridge for breakfast. Any murderer or Rapist who does not learn from his time in prison and goes on to commit another murder or rape should be hanged. Hanging is 100 percent sucessful as they can’t commit more crimes.
The immigration system is a shambles as a result of us being in the EU who want to destroy nations and cultures by unlimited immgration. We should pull out of international rights to grant asylum as we are full up. Most asylum seekers are just economic migrants who come here because the UK gives Asylum seekers so much in welfare.
Our Social Housing system is a joke with none workers like single mums jumping the housing lists. We should not pay unemployed people in social housing their full rents as this results in dependancy on welfare. We should make them pay some of thier rents out of JSA.
You may be interested to know that the Government is currently undertaking radical reforms to the social housing system. The Localism Act 2011 includes changes to the rules on tenure; the management of waiting lists; and the homelessness duty: which are designed to make the system fairer, striking a proper balance between the needs of new and existing tenants.
Councils will be able to set the rules which decide who qualifies to go on the housing waiting list. At the moment they have to keep ‘open’ waiting lists, meaning that anyone who is eligible can join a council’s waiting list, regardless of whether or not they need social housing.
Our tenure reforms will ensure that the support which social housing provides is focused on those who need it most but only for as long as they need it
Councils will be able to fully discharge the main homelessness duty with offers of accommodation in the private rented sector without requiring the applicant’s agreement. This change is about giving them freedom to make more efficient use of their own stock and better use of good-quality private sector housing that can provide suitable accommodation for homeless families.
These changes will ensure that councils can make better use of social housing and target support where it is needed most.