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Bedroom Tax To Help Homeless

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http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/harrogate-council-says-bedroom-tax-may-help-homeless-1-5588077

firstly some money for helping people downsize.

Currently the report says there are around 300 council tenants of working age and 700 elderly tenants who get housing benefit. Of the 300 working age tenants, 241 of them are likely to loose 14 per cent of their benefits as they have one spare bedroom, while 59 are set to loose a quarter as they have two spare bedrooms.

So many more old people have spare rooms (As we have suspected all along)

But a report to be considered by councillors in Harrogate says encouraging people to move to smaller homes could free them up for larger families and they could be used to help the growing number of rough sleepers - sometimes sent to B&Bs or to Leeds as there is not enough temporary accommodation in the district.

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  • 238 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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