Banbury Constituency Labour Party

Half of families hit by bedroom tax now in rent arrears

The National Housing Federation report (Guardian, 19 September 2013) that 51% of families having to pay bedroom tax couldn’t pay their rent between April and June.

The bedroom tax affects 660,000 claimants of working age of whom 420,000 are disabled.  The majority will be losing £12 a week and 120,000 will be £22 worse off.

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