UK Democracy Sucks

I watched the debate on Housing Benefit cuts and I do have to say I was saddened and embarrassed by the lack of knowledge displayed in the debate.

I’ll develop a further on this but in the meantime, look at this previous post.

One example of idiocy – Bob Blackman claiming people lose housing benefit pound for pound if they start work. The taper is 65%. Effectively a 65% tax.

Largely ignored in this whole debate, with few exceptions, is the size of the Broad Market Rental Areas.

Moving to the 30th percentile would be a lot more reasonable if you moved back to areas of the size of the local reference rent.

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