The bedroom tax

bedroom tax

From April, over 600,000 households – including armed forces families, disabled people and foster carers – have to find £728 a year to pay a new bedroom tax. If the government deems you to have an ‘extra’ bedroom – even if it’s saved for a member of the armed forces who is serving in Afghanistan, or used by the carer of a disabled resident, or any other number of legitimate reasons – then you’ll lose 14% of housing benefit for one extra bedroom and 25% for two or more extra bedrooms. Even if there’s nowhere smaller to move to. Even if it means you can’t pay your rent.

Get the facts from the National Housing Federation. Read about the human toll from the Guardian. Then do something about it with Labour.

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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One Response to The bedroom tax

  1. Paul says:

    All very interesting I’m sure but why not read the death toll caused by the Government’s green legislation especially the climate change act. Now that is something that should concern you and not the paultry sum of a few hundred quid every year to pay for an extra bedroom in heavily subsidised housing most of whom are on benefits anyway.
    No – think of all the elderly who cannot afford to heat their homes because hippies have hijacked our energy plans and made paying for it much, much more expensive, or doesn’t that qualify as something of which We should all care about?
    Think of all the wind farms up and down the UK giving absolutely zero to the national grid ( see here: http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/ ) but still are able to earn the landowners and owners of the companies who run them millions every year straight from the purse of some poor pensioner.
    You do like to pick and choose your targets, as is the labour way but We’re all getting used to it all by now and are feeling very, very weary of it all.
    Of course no doubt you will engage with the proles on this issue by making some comment to counter my view but I won’t be holding my breath.

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