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Bedroom Tax may force Doctor Who to be evicted from TARDIS

requirements for time and relative dimensions in space finally being properly assessed‘We have discovered a single man claiming housing benefit for a property that appears to have an infinite number of spare rooms,’ said Benefits Officer Kimberley Smalls. ‘He is therefore liable for the most severe under-occupancy penalty.’

The decision means the Doctor faces significant cuts to his housing benefit and he may be forced to leave the TARDIS and move to a one-bedroom flat in Neasden.

The spot check by housing benefit officers found that the Doctor has far more ‘spare rooms’ in his 1960s police box than was previously thought. These include a sick bay, an observatory, a library, a secondary control room, several squash courts, an ancillary power station, a swimming pool and an attic.

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Posted: May 21st, 2014
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Fit-For-Work tests to be conducted by killer robot

you have 10 seconds to comply with this orderFollowing the departure of Atos, the Department for Work and Pensions has awarded the contract for conducting Work Capability Assessments to ‘Benefits Enforcement Droid’ model IDS-209.

The droid, manufactured by Omni Consumer Products, was originally intended for law enforcement and is armed with three auto cannons, one auto shotgun and a rocket launcher.

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Posted: Apr 30th, 2014
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Homeless hit by ‘spare cardboard box tax’

Single homeless people sleeping in cardboard boxes will be penalised for each container over-and-above their ‘main bedroom box’, the government has confirmed. The levy on income will be deducted at source, from the paper cups in front of them, by specially-trained ‘proceeds of begging recovery experts’.

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Posted: May 14th, 2013
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Elderly ‘can’t wait’ to house prisoners under new government scheme

lots of stories to tell over tea and biscuitsConvicted murderers, sex offenders, and terrorists will be used as ‘live in’ companions to help out retirees under a radical new homestay scheme starting next month.

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Posted: May 12th, 2013
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Osborne introduces ‘spare change subsidy’

spare change shouldn't be taxingFollowing the unpopular but potentially lucrative spare bedroom tax, George Osborne’s latest proposal for a levy on spare change that is just rattling around unused in people’s pockets led to angry scenes in parliament yesterday despite government claims it could bring in to the Exchequer up to 3 billion pounds and 27p this financial year alone.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2013
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