Bedroom tax. Tenants in social or council housing who receive housing benefit can lose out on some of this money due to the so called bedroom tax. The tax officially called under occupancy tax. This means your housing benefit will be reduced by 14 per week. It explains what bedroom tax is why it is coming into force and what might happen if youre affected.
Are you affected by bedroom tax. The bedroom tax reduces the housing benefit of working age council and housing association tenants when the council decides you have one or more spare bedrooms. What is bedroom tax. A simple guide to bedroom tax.
Nathan abbott sean guy paul monham gideon parirenyatwa new music coming out of londonkent like our page for gig updates and. If you move into a smaller home you can avoid the bedroom tax. You have 1 spare bedroom so the reduction is 14. You will also have a smaller space to manage with the potential to live in a new area closer to family friends or schools.
Housing benefit pays 50 and you pay 50. Published 2 august 2013 by helen gradwell. Readers respond to the latest news on the housing crisis including right to buy for housing association tenants and the bedroom taxs impact on single people. Your eligible rent is 100 per week.
Bedroom tax also known as under occupancy charge or the spare room subsidy is a change to housing benefit entitlement that means you will receive less in housing benefit if you live in a housing association or council property that is deemed to have one or more spare bedrooms. How does the bedroom tax work. Your rent and bills might also be lower.