LBC – Landlord’s Heartbreaking Take On The Hell Of Universal Credit

by Nick Thompson

16:00 PM, 23rd October 2017
About 3 years ago

LBC – Landlord’s Heartbreaking Take On The Hell Of Universal Credit

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LBC – Landlord’s Heartbreaking Take On The Hell Of Universal Credit

James O’Brian of LBC interviews an emotional Landlord on the heartbreaking hell Of Universal Credit.

LBC said: “Dan rents out a series of properties around the country, many of whom are on Universal Credit, putting him in a perfect position to see how the new system affects the lives of people who are struggling.

And he got extremely emotional as he told James O’Brien about how some of his tenants have been left without any help by a benefits system that is supposed to help them.”

Please see the video of the interview below:


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Rod

12:45 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 24/10/2017 - 12:22
True, some money does go to pensioners and why not? Some lived through the 30s, went to war in the 40s, lived through the austere 50s and are of the old school, 'went to work'! They've done their bit and good luck to them! Being in the front line I've seen many on DSS who seem to want for nothing, I wonder why?

Robert Mellors

13:06 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 24/10/2017 - 12:45
I don't begrudge the pensioners anything, just pointing out that so called "facts", especially those based on statistics, can be distorted so as to demonise particular groups of people,........ as indeed has been happening with landlords ("many of whom seem to want for nothing", while others are struggling and facing bankruptcy).

Jonathan Clarke

13:22 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Emergency Debate on UC 

House of Commons  starts today at approx 1.30 pm 

Jay James

13:40 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 24/10/2017 - 12:22
As there's about half not accounted for in the stats you gave Robert, it would be interesting to see how much of the £246bn goes to working age non-disabled parents. I don't suppose someone on here fancies drilling down in to the .gov stats?

Rod

13:40 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Let's be honest, L/Ls are seen as millionaire capitalist scum living off the backs off the less fortunate. Well, I let out at £85pw but after exp's, mortgage, tax etc I'm left with around £40pw if I'm lucky enough to get it! So, it takes me a week to earn just £40 compared to a self employed who earns that in 1 hour, I'm hardly a millionaire. Many on benefits are well 'better off' than me with not a care in the world!

Jay James

13:42 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 24/10/2017 - 13:40I have seen this in with working age parents on benefits Rod. I have not seen it with single working age people on benefits. I wonder how much working age parents get of the £246bn+.

Jay James

13:48 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 24/10/2017 - 12:22
I absolutely see that pensioners get a lot. There seems to be another group gettig huge proportions of the £246bn+, though I can't prove it and so will not mention the group name. In any case not all benefits are means tested. I think given that benefits are about one third of the Government's spending, it is high time to means test the lot.

Rod

13:55 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

If you have children when on benefits, they're worth their weight in gold! Action speaks louder than words in my book, I've not seen much action of those on Bs

Rod

14:09 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

I hear their are many vacancies for a professional existence:- well paid, flexable hours, stress free, 52 weeks holiday per year, it's called benefits! I'm seriously considering joining!

Rod

15:28 PM, 24th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Should be 'there' not 'their', computers!

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