Saturday, 6 July 2013

100 days of the bedroom tax in Merseyside

The National Housing Federation has released a report highlighting the impact of 100 days of the bedroom tax in Merseyside:

• 26,500 households in Merseyside are affected by the bedroom tax, only 155 managed to downsize due to shortage of smaller homes. 

• 19,055 disabled people in Merseyside are losing over £13m a year due to the bedroom tax. Some grants are available but for three months only. 

• 14,000 Merseyside households fell into arrears with their rent in the first four weeks. 

“The bedroom tax is hurting the most vulnerable people in Merseyside. It is time to face the facts and repeal this unfair policy now.” David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation 

Read the National Housing Federation's summary here (includes a link to the pdf report)