Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

Stop the Bedroom Tax petition

At the beginning of April 2013 the Tories introduced the Bedroom Tax. Help me campaign against it by signing my petition.

I believe this is the most unfair tax on low income families since the poll tax. Around 2,500 local families in WDH homes will be hit because the Government says they have too many bedrooms.

Many families will have to pay around £550 more over the course of a year – it could be over £1,000 if they have two extra bedrooms and are hit by council tax benefit cuts too. Disabled couples who need separate bedrooms and separated parents who have a bedroom for the kids to stay will have to pay the tax too.

Some people have told me they have considered moving house to avoid the charge, but can't find smaller homes to move to. WDH has less than 100 smaller homes available right now – they say it would take 7 years to re-house everyone.

It is appalling that the Tory led government has introduced this Bedroom tax at the same time as giving thousands of millionaires a tax cut of £100,000 a year.

If you or someone you know are badly affected there are two sources for direct help;

  • Wakefield District Housing help line on 0345 8 507 507 for financial and housing advice.
  • Wakefield Council has a Discretionary Housing Fund for those in extreme need. To apply for help you will need to call the Council on 0345 8 506 506 and ask for the Housing service.

Help me fight against this by adding your name below and sending a message to the Government to think again. It’s time they helped families who are working hard to make ends meet, instead of millionaires.

Goal: 331 signatures

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signed 2018-03-06 10:50:52 +0000
signed 2018-02-27 17:33:31 +0000
i was in the same situation bout bedroom tax , then i sat to suffer from depression over loads of things i got to the point i want to end it , untill my brother asked his son to move in with me ,so i wasnt able to do something to myself ,my nephew also helps around the house due to me not being a well person …..thanks
signed 2017-09-06 22:24:43 +0100
its about time something was done this a going on to long what 4 years disgrace wish i could tap into a billion pound like mae did talk about one rule for one and one rule for others
signed 2017-08-04 13:16:43 +0100
signed 2017-08-01 14:26:56 +0100
bedroom tax is unjust and unfair and it is killing people
signed 2017-06-16 11:49:37 +0100
I have been paying this since the start my wife is a carer for her mother and we have to pay £50 a month bedroom tax
signed 2017-06-10 08:06:00 +0100
signed 2017-06-08 12:42:24 +0100
We need our schools and the teachers that teach there
signed via 2017-06-06 10:17:09 +0100
signed 2017-06-06 09:16:23 +0100
signed 2017-03-01 14:05:47 +0000
signed 2017-01-30 14:07:50 +0000
angela henderson
signed 2016-12-24 00:07:36 +0000
signed 2016-12-11 17:37:03 +0000
signed 2016-11-23 18:39:01 +0000
signed 2016-11-12 23:26:53 +0000
signed 2016-09-28 16:53:52 +0100
signed 2016-09-17 11:53:50 +0100
This is killing us and thats what they want.
signed 2016-09-09 14:32:00 +0100
I currently live alone which means I incur more costs for daily living. The implementation of bedroom tax now means I struggle everyday 2 meet ends meet and do suffer. Some may think bedroom tax is fair and just to those that do not work, however I am on benefits due to mental health related issues. The introduction of bed room tax now means my mental health problems are starting to accelerate. This is what I find a pointless exercise on association to this topic, as if I end up being sectioned again due to my stressed mental state of mind, that cost’s thousands per week, then when you weigh up all the other cases of individuals in my situation, it seems unrealistic to think it will benefit anyone or the economy at whole x x
signed 2016-09-05 18:50:32 +0100
signed 2016-09-03 09:57:32 +0100
Jeff Rees it’s absolutely disgusting another way for the government to raise money at the expense of the poor get rid of it .
posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-23 17:09:51 +0100
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posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-23 17:09:43 +0100
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signed 2016-08-23 17:09:09 +0100
Mrs Gill Butler
signed 2016-08-02 22:23:43 +0100
signed 2016-07-25 23:45:36 +0100
think the bedroom tax is cruel and fundamentally unfair
signed via 2016-07-02 09:08:36 +0100
Pamela Rawlinson
signed 2016-06-29 22:13:20 +0100
signed 2016-06-15 22:02:29 +0100
ridiculous tax and unfair
signed 2016-05-25 16:19:35 +0100
this is making my family suffer hardship, and risk of becoming homeless! i have a 3 year old and a 1 year old opposite sex and live in a 3 bed house! all rooms are occupied regardless of what the government say!

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