Briefing: What's wrong with the bedroom tax?

By: Kate Webb  Published: April 2013


From April 2013, people living in council or housing association homes will have their housing benefit reduced if Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rules determine their home is too big for their needs. The amount of rent people can claim housing benefit for will be reduced if they have one or more spare rooms. This means they will have to find the money to cover the difference, or move out.


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