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    #16
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...f_Guidance.pdf

    Definition of intentional homelessness, page 64 onwards.

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      #17
      Originally posted by boletus View Post

      A fair rule of thumb JKO.
      But a load of ********* from someone who should know better.
      Thank you for your kind comments.

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        #18
        Originally posted by JK0 View Post

        Thank you for your kind comments.
        I know how you appreciate straight talking

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          #19
          Originally posted by JK0 View Post
          I thought that councils did not have to help at all, if tenants were getting evicted due to not paying rent? (Deliberately homeless.) Therefore the cheapest option for them would surely be not to make this offer at all?
          It's not as black and white as that though - the council is going to be aware of more than just the headlines we have.
          It's not as if they're under any illusions that the LHA rates is high enough to pay the rent for the type of properties it's meant to cover in some areas for example.

          If the council make up the difference in the name of reducing homelessness when tenants spend the rent money on booze, is there not some moral hazard?
          It's funny that people insist that people on benefits are somehow not to be allowed the things that other people are allowed to have that bring them pleasure (booze, cigarettes, Big TVs, Sky TV) as if, in exchange for receiving benefits, society demanded that people were miserable and did without.

          "You" can have enough to survive (provided you don't go outside and make the place look messy), but you can only have enough to just about subsist if you work hard at it (only stuff from the discount shelf in the supermarket and the heating only when it's actually freezing) and you always must be unhappy.
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #20
            Originally posted by jpkeates View Post

            It's funny that people insist that people on benefits are somehow not to be allowed the things that other people are allowed to have that bring them pleasure (booze, cigarettes, Big TVs, Sky TV) as if, in exchange for receiving benefits, society demanded that people were miserable and did without.

            "You" can have enough to survive (provided you don't go outside and make the place look messy), but you can only have enough to just about subsist if you work hard at it (only stuff from the discount shelf in the supermarket and the heating only when it's actually freezing) and you always must be unhappy.
            Quite right too. Or what incentive is there for getting a job?

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              #21
              Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
              ....It's funny that people insist that people on benefits are somehow not to be allowed the things that other people are allowed to have that bring them pleasure (booze, cigarettes, Big TVs, Sky TV) as if, in exchange for receiving benefits, society demanded that people were miserable and did without......
              Indeed: Mark my words, something v similar to the old "work house" will be in place in this poor benighted country soon.

              Artful: In receipt of 6 benefits....

              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #22
                Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                Quite right too. Or what incentive is there for getting a job?
                Getting a job doesn't make anyone happier.

                Unemployment is about as low as it's possible to get.
                We don't really have an unemployment problem any more.

                Excluding pensioners, most benefits recipients are working.
                We do have a "greedy companies paying too low wages being subsidised by tax" problem.
                When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                  #23
                  Yeah, whatever JPK. You are entitled to your opinion, as I am entitled to mine.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                    Yeah, whatever JPK. You are entitled to your opinion, as I am entitled to mine.
                    Yep. Agree completely.
                    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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