So… I for one would like to know how exactly one qualifies for £400+ of housing benefit a week? When I first heard this figure I assumed it was per month – only when I heard it a second time did I fall down in shock! I’m quite glad the government have put a cap on it and would actually prefer the cap to be lower! Hopefully this move will drive down the ridiculously high housing costs we currently put up with!
We do not receive housing benefit! Our rent is £425 a month because that is all we can afford on Nathan’s salary. We would dearly love to have a bigger house on the nice side of town. So why should our taxes pay for someone else to have a lovely house in a nice area?
Labour – please choose your battles carefully. There is no point arguing the toss just because you’re the opposition. When the policies are as sensible as this one why not just all try and be grown-ups and get on with each other?!
Rant over… on a more practical note, my plans for us to cycle to sainsbury’s to do some shopping this morning have been scuppered because the beautiful blue sky that was here 20 mins ago has turned into torrential rain and gale force (well maybe not quite) winds. Maybe we’ll stay in!