I have often wondered about this.
If a person needs a house rewiring and is without the means to pay for it
and it is in such a dreadful state, do the electricity companies just cut
them off or is there a system in place whereby they can get financial help
in the form of grants etc.
No, it's a fact of life in the UK.
As a full time employed 40 yr old married heterosexual father of two I get
nothing. No help at all with anything at home.
However, my chav layabout step niece as a sixteen year old "unable to work
because she's a single mum" scum bag basically gets her house, furniture,
DIY etc etc etc supplied free or at least at a very cut price.
Guess who pays for that? yup people like you and me, through taxes!
So no, I believe the train of though was correct.
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:00:26 +0000, Grimly Curmudgeon
|We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
|saying something like:
|>As a full time employed 40 yr old married heterosexual father of two I get |>nothing. No help at all with anything at home.
|>However, my chav layabout step niece as a sixteen year old "unable to work |>because she's a single mum" scum bag basically gets her house, furniture, |>DIY etc etc etc supplied free or at least at a very cut price.
|>Guess who pays for that? yup people like you and me, through taxes!
|Daily Mail reader, are you?
Buy definition all Daily Mail readers are scum bags.
Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk> Google Groups is IME the *worst*
method of accessing usenet. GG subscribers would be well advised get a
It would have to be seriously bad wiring for the electricity companies
to disconnect an existing supply on safety grounds, but yes, they could
> or is there a system in place whereby they can get financial help
If the electricity supply is disconnected, in most houses this would
mean no fixed lighting installation (and often no working heating), and
such a house would be deemed uninhabitable by the council. The occupants
would therefore be eligible for priority rehousing (subject of course to
what council housing is actually available). There are some grants for
bringing properties up to an inhabitable standard, but these may be
restricted to the elderly or people on benefits.
On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 17:21:43 +0000, the_constructor wrote:
It might have been the case in the old days that the meter reader might
have reported something that was really old, but I doubt it.
Nowadays there is noway that the the supply company would have any clue as
to what is in your house.
I have no idea about grants for home improvement.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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