Still Believe #IDS ought Not to be Investigated for Lying ??
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Then SIGN – IDS – TIME TO STOP THE LIES – You KNOW He Deserves It:
Why the bedroom tax has cost more than it has saved – IDS go figure!
Iain Duncan Smith has knowingly and deliberately lied to parliament. He is a liar as can so easily be proven. I make no bones either about calling him a liar and a deliberate and knowing one and I refuse to use euphemisms such as being economical with the truth and the like – he is a liar as the figures below highlight and in just a simple 10 minute blog using official figures that he produces!!
He lied over the bedroom tax as Hansard recalls from yesterday in the following question and answer:
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington) (LD): What estimate he made of the potential savings to the public purse that would arise from implementation of the under-occupancy penalty; and what estimate he has made of the amount saved to date by that implementation. 
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith): Before our reforms, the taxpayer had been paying for 820,000 spare rooms. To date, the policy has saved about £830 million from the housing benefit bill, and the estimated savings remain the same: approximately £500 million a year in 2013-14 and 2014-15. Those figures have been ratified by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
The bedroom tax (alleged) saving.
The bedroom tax has official figures published by the Secretary of State Work & Pensions – yes that’s IDS himself who publishes the official figures every quarter. The most recent figures were published in November 2014 and cover the period up to August 2014 and this official data says:
- (a) How many households are affected (471,887), and
- (b) What the average weekly bedroom tax figure is (£14.92), and
- (c) There are 52.18 weeks in every year (365.25 days divided by 7)
So when we multiiply (a) 471,887 households at (b) £14.92 per week and then by (c) 52.18 we get the ABSOLUTE THEORETICAL MAXIMUM SAVING and that figure is (a) x (b) x (c) =
£368.114 million in a full year or £7.079 million per week.
IDS claims A saving of £830m so far as at yesterday. The absolute maximum (see below) is £615.87 million so IDS has stated a figure AT LEAST 35% MORE THAN IS THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE
IDS claims the full first two years saving to be £1 billion. Yet the absolute maximum saving is £736.228 million and again 35% MORE THAN IS THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE
Take away the DHP costs which for the first two years for bedroom tax are £115 million and we see the maximum possible saving is £621m over two full years (£736m – £115m)
So IDS has told parliament that the ‘saving’ is 61 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IT CAN POSSIBLY BE
Yes he is lying and knowingly lying through his teeth.
Note for absolute clarity if many social housing tenants have left and their place taken by private tenants it could be possible to save housing benefit in this way. Yet so few have been able to downsize and even if they are all private tenants moving into social housing and thus saving on the HB bill then just the legal costs IDS has paid out to take the recent Upper Tribunal case more than outweigh any savings alone.
Then we have so many other expenditure costs associated with the bedroom tax such as increased homelessness and increased number of bedroom tax appeals each one will cost about £1500 to the MoJ bill that government pays out and so many other expenditure costs. But let’s forget all that complexity as to whether the additional costs are borne by local government and instead keep this so simple that even a lying buffoon like IDS can understand them.
For a simple way to look at it…. Read More
So He’s done it again, Lied publicly and on the record, surely it is now Time IDS was Forced to Answer for his behaviour?
IDS – TIME TO STOP THE LIES #IDSTimeForTruth