So now William and Catherine won't be working, will they be subject to the bedroom tax?

(102 Posts)
ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 18:26:14

well?

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Thu 12-Sep-13 18:29:49

Well no. Because the don't live in social housing and claim housing benefit.

Do you understand what it is?!

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 12-Sep-13 18:34:00

No. I bet they have a few too many pounds in savings. Plus they're not claiming benefits

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 18:34:18

so who pays their housing then?

LtEveDallas Thu 12-Sep-13 18:35:49

The Crown Estates.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Thu 12-Sep-13 18:35:57

Dunno. But that really has fuck all to do with the bedroom tax, does it?

TheYoniWayIsUp Thu 12-Sep-13 18:39:09

What a stupid thread.

Waferthinmint Thu 12-Sep-13 18:39:42

What on earth are you on about?
They wouldn't pay it anymore than me in our home!

Is this a 'joke'? hmm

No op they won't.

AWeeBitConfused Thu 12-Sep-13 18:41:08

Are they not moving to Kensington palace?

"In the summer of 1689 William and Mary purchased Nottingham House, a Jacobean mansion built about 1605. It stood in Kensington, a village that 'esteem'd a very good Air'.
Nottingham House was owned by William's trusted Secretary of State, Daniel Finch, Earl of Nottingham, and the purchase price was £20,000."

So if it was bought by the royals and has been passed down how can it be subject to bedroom tax confused

SarahJayne321 Thu 12-Sep-13 18:42:09

Was that really a serious question? hmm

ShadowSummer Thu 12-Sep-13 18:42:50

Only if they get housing benefit. Which I bet they don't.

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 18:43:09

He has a huge personal fortune.

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 18:44:10

also,william has inherited from his mother....

CairngormsClydesdale Thu 12-Sep-13 18:45:40

I believe if you hold more than 16k in assets you're not entitled to benefits. William inherited well and Kate could sell a handbag or two.

For the record, it's not a "bedroom tax" ffs - it's been a bedroom supplement - the only people being taxed are the tax-payers!

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 18:51:27

all we hear about from this government is about "hard working families" getting on and the unemployed being vilified

just wondered in William and Catherine will now be vilified and if they'll face the same sanctions and abuse as others who don't presently work

guess not

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 12-Sep-13 18:55:02

But they will be working doing charity work, royal visits.

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 18:55:12

if he rocked up at the jobcentre then yes,he would be treated the same.....stupidand inflammatory thread..looking for an argument

AWeeBitConfused Thu 12-Sep-13 18:55:32

What about lottery winners do you feel so bitter about them not working. Or is it just the royals that you have a bee in your bonnet over.

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 18:59:16

lol at comparing lottery winners with the royal family grin

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:00:00

They will be bringing enormous sums in for charities. This is a very ignorant thread.

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:00:39

Charities want them to work for them! They know their value.

JakeBullet Thu 12-Sep-13 19:04:13

Er....no because they own the property....end of.

It isnt a tax in any case but a cut in housing benefit if you have more rooms than it is deemed you need. You are not deemed under occupying if you can pay your own rent though...which assuming Wills and Kate ever DID rent they could afford to do.

JakeBullet Thu 12-Sep-13 19:05:22

They will bring in millions for charities which is great. I like them both, very down to earth and normal...in a very rich way grin

motherinferior Thu 12-Sep-13 19:08:56

What millions for charities? How? They could give millions to charities but just making the occasional appearance as a patron doesn't generate millions, believe me. Having a royal patron is definitely useful, but you have to get out there and use the profile which I can't see either of them doing, frankly. (Camilla, to her credit, gets off her @rse and talks about osteoporosis, which is useful.)

We didn't even get millions when William's mum died while still the patron of the charity where I worked.

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