I started this post months ago but never posted it I will leave it as I found it and just add that I would have stated it is never going to save money and is just about Tory idealism.
I was watching TV the other night Question Time or News Night I think and one of the Tory grandee's was defending the God awful idea of the bedroom tax. He recons it will save 400 million quid. His counterpart (I cant remember who either were hash tag instantlyforgettableMP'S) doubted his figures and so do I. We have some 468 local councils and that means each one saving one million a year. Brake that down and some councils like those in the wilds of Cumbria or on the Orkney Isles wont have enough eligible housing stock to raise much cash. But the worrying figures come when we break it down to The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Figures
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
I saw a doctor on the news saying it's not his job to check if people qualify for NHS services. They do in other countries!! Try getting treated in Spain or Greece the ambulance wont pick you up if you cant pay. If the doctor is worried about checking try going into private practice he would check everything then. Because he is not paying he just gives the services away Shame on him. My Sister in Law had to be hospitalised in Greece a few years back and they wouldn't do anything until they had authorisation from her insurers. I myself was taken ill inn Canada years ago and had to pay to see a doctor. I would say it is easier to check than the doctor was wrong it is easy to check and he just doesn't want to save his paymasters any money.
I just want to say the bedroom tax is not making any sense. I saw on last night news a chap who is on kidney dialysis and keeps all equipment to do daily sessions at home was being charged for the room required to store it. The 20 pound per week charge was being levied despite the authorities being informed. Crazy he has an alternative from doing the dialysis which is going into hospital taking up a bed and nursing time at huge costs to the NHS. yep crazy crazy tax