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Housing Benefit Spare Room Subsidy
'The Bedroom Tax'

 

The UK Government have introduced a new rule called 'the bedroom tax' is a penalty for an ‘under-occupied’ household. This came into effect on 1st April 2013. This rule means that a number of our tenants will lose some of their Housing Benefit entitlement.

 

Who is affected?

 

If you (or your partner) are of working age (under pension credit age) and your rent method is either full or partial housing benefit the amount that is paid could be reduced if you have one or more bedrooms than you need, as set by the UK Government.

The reduction is 14% for one ‘spare’ bedroom and 25% for 2 or more ‘spare’ bedrooms.

 
 
 
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