Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Labour Councillor Sean Woodcock slams the shambolic bedroom tax as Cherwell District Council admit mistakenly penalising tenants

Sean Woodcock_04Tory run Cherwell District Council have been wrongly penalising families on Housing benefit for having a spare bedroom and Councillor Sean Woodcock, Leader of the Labour Group says, “This is just another example of how the ‘Bedroom Tax’ is not only unfair but is also a complete shambles. From the u-turn exempting foster carers and those in the armed forces to the emergence of this loophole, where families claiming housing benefit from 1996 are exempt, this policy has been wrong from day one.”

Tenants who have been wrongly penalised will be due refunds and restoration of full benefits. Some, however, may have moved house rather than try to manage on less.

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