Wirral MBC – The most shameful bedroom tax council…and its Labour run

Last Updated: May 31, 2014By


  1. Bryn miller May 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Why keep on calling “the spare room subsidy ” a bedroom tax this another labour mantra?

    • Mike Sivier May 31, 2014 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      Bryn, for the last time, there is not and never has been any such thing as a spare room subsidy!

      • Bryn miller May 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

        I beg to differ,it was originally called the “Spare room subsidy ” but was dubbed the bedroom tax by the media.you can check this out on Google.

        • Mike Sivier May 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm - Reply

          State underoccupation charge, in fact.
          If the Bedroom Tax was in fact a spare room subsidy, the government would be paying MORE to people who have extra rooms in their dwellings.
          In fact (again), the Tories and Liberal Democrats were saying they were REMOVING said subsidy – which would require it to have been voted into law in the first place.
          Can YOU tell me which Act of Parliament enshrined this particular payment of a special amount of taxpayers’ money – for the specific purpose of subsidising people who had been allocated dwellings (by their local council or housing association) that had more rooms than they needed – in law? I have been asking the same question of many people for the last few months and none – NOT ONE OF THEM – has ever been able to provide an answer.
          Sorry to come down so hard about this but there has never – ever – been any such thing as a ‘spare room subsidy’ paid to UK social housing tenants. Never.

          • Bryn miller June 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

            I’m utterly confused now. Anyway subsidy or tax,the whole thing is a shambles and ultimately unworkable.

          • Mike Sivier June 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

            Well, on that we can certainly agree.

        • Mike Sivier May 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm - Reply

          “You can check this out on Google”! You’re having a laugh, aren’t you?

  2. Paul May 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    As most councils are controlled by Labour, it is this none elected Tory led central Government that are cutting all the local budgets so Labour are in a hopeless position do anything about it. Spilt and divide that is what this none elected Tory led regime want the public to believe in, and it seems to be working. Or do you want labour to go back to its militant tendency days so they will all be breaking the law again and be disqualified?

  3. Alan Dransfield June 1, 2014 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Paul Par the course for Wirral?!


  4. Wirral In It Together June 1, 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Wirral Council are one of the most crooked set of public servants that ever came together. This situation was permitted to develop over many years. We had an opportunity to clear out the vermin a couple of years back, with a so-called independent review by AKA Associates, but…it failed ultimately to investigate councillors, the heart of the disease.

    So the public got fobbed off…the “Trade Union” of local authorities the LGA was called in by the abusers, performed the usual expensive whitewash, and very quickly, hey presto! twisted, self-serving parity was restored.

    The council took £736,756.91 from learning disabled people over 8 years. This was followed by the spiteful and inhumane bullying, mobbing and removal of whistleblower Martin Morton, who spoke up in good faith and the interests of the greater good.

    The administration spent well over £1 million issuing bumper pay-offs to several abusers, who were eased out, but without any disciplinary action. These pay-offs were accompanied by compromise agreements with gags, and clean bills of health, allowing the abusers to pick up their careers elsewhere.

    Much more can be found here:



    • Mike Sivier June 1, 2014 at 10:43 am - Reply

      I’ve edited this to remove references to particular individuals against whom this blog has no evidence. The story here is worth following up at the addresses mentioned in the comment.

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