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Carnt say what I really think else that will be the end of GTA Jim! All I will say is WTF!

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Not something I wanted to read on the train on the way home, after working late, knowing I am going to have to go in early tomorrow, and for what? To earn a fraction of what they are receiving in benefits!.
 

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Wait, so the actual rental price for the house is about £2500, but 'The Rent Service' told the council to pay £12,500 instead? But why? Does their manager own the house or something? There's no explanation in the story for it at all.
 
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Wait, so the actual rental price for the house is about £2500, but 'The Rent Service' told the council to pay £12,500 instead? But why? Does their manager own the house or something? There's no explanation in the story for it at all.
I have no idea but whatever the reason, it is wrong. Even at £2500 it is wrong.
 

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Just seems so wrong all around. They are getting more in housing benefit a month than some get paid in a year.
 

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That's just round the corner from here :eek: :mad:
 

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Wait, so the actual rental price for the house is about £2500, but 'The Rent Service' told the council to pay £12,500 instead? But why? Does their manager own the house or something? There's no explanation in the story for it at all.
Boundary change meant the house is now in the wealthier Westminster area which has much higher average rental rates, although the actual market rate for that house is a lot lower. Clear case of beaurocracy gone wrong.
 

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Clear case of Borrocks more like :rolleyes:
 

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I have worked for over 25years without ever having claimed any type of benefits, my job is looking rocky right now. If i'm out of work what will i get to help me with my mortgage etc, [email protected] all thats what, the less you do for yourself the more the bloody government bend over backwards to help you.
 

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I still don't get it. Why do they need a service to suggest an amount to pay in rent anyway? Why don't they just pay the asking price?
 

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Indeed... I know of someone who was looking at renting a flat a few years ago and was asked:

"Are you a private renter or DSS ??"

And the reply when asked why did that matter was:

"Oh we charge more for DSS !!"

WTF :confused: :mad: :rant:
 
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You know this really is to bad!

2 days ago there was a news report about a poor lady who has spent her life savings on buying herself the necessary Drugs as she has cancer in the brain & lungs &now has to go cap in hand to beg for the local PCT NHS to provide her with them. So far she has been turned DOWN!

I know this is not a NHS budget issue but how can this be at all fair when "Strangers" can walk ito this country with 7 children & claim £12,400 per month on top of her vast benefits??
Has this country gone bloody mad?
This lady & her Husband have worked solidly all there life & it appears they made the mistake of providing for themselves....Jesus Christ!
 

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The NHS issue is very different, and massively complicated in it's own.
Suffice it to say that there simply is not enough money to buy every person the drugs they want to have. As horrible as it is at some point some one has to look at a drug and say 'we can not afford to pay the cost of this drug when compared to the likely benefit it provides'.
Someone can say 'how dare they not give me this drug which can extend my life by 6 months', well what about the person who dies 9 months earlier because they've spent the money on your drug?

This probably needs to be discussed in a thread of it's own, if at all.

Biggie - didn't express myself correctly. It is very sensible to have a body which says what an acceptable rental price is - but surely that number shoul dbe used as an upper limit! If it's less than that then I don't think there's any logic behind overpaying!
 

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Seems bizarre to me that the 'The Rent Service' suggest the amount of rent the council should be paying in the first place.

Landlords should submit there expected rentals for properties to the 'The Rent Service' thus creating competition in the market and pushing down the cost to the tax payer.
 
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Seems bizarre to me that the 'The Rent Service' suggest the amount of rent the council should be paying in the first place.

Landlords should submit there expected rentals for properties to the 'The Rent Service' thus creating competition in the market and pushing down the cost to the tax payer.
You just know someone somewhere is raking it in from this.
 

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Wouldn't surprise me if there's a bit of nepotism (i.e. corruption) going on... what's the relationship between the landlord and the person in the rent service who recommended paying £12k.. or the person in the council who agreed to it...?

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Personally i think it just boils down to rubber stamping forms and not giving it any thought/common sense.

Bit like the 21 year old guy claiming child benefit for 19 kids when he had none. :rolleyes:
 
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