Housing Specification Blog

Bedroom tax

How will social housing tenants bear the burden of Bedroom Tax?

July 1, 2013 Alexandra Blakeman Housing Issues


The government’s spare room subsidy, dubbed the Bedroom Tax, is having a worse impact on claimants than first predicted. Introduced at the beginning of April, the tax implemented an average payment cut of £14 per week for people living in social housing with one spare bedroom. Lord Freud, Bedroom Tax Minister, has warned local councils […]


0 Bedroom taxhousing benefittax cuts