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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bedroom-tax-greater-manchester-councils-9874164

Town halls spend £4.8m in discretionary housing payments to people on benefits who can no longer afford the rent

Why are town halls spending this money?

If there really are no smaller properties then someone needs to build some or divide up the bigger properties into smaller ones.

How much discretionary housing benefit can private tenants get to give them more bedrooms than they can afford?

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bedroom-tax-greater-manchester-councils-9874164

Town halls spend £4.8m in discretionary housing payments to people on benefits who can no longer afford the rent

Why are town halls spending this money?

If there really are no smaller properties then someone needs to build some or divide up the bigger properties into smaller ones.

How much discretionary housing benefit can private tenants get to give them more bedrooms than they can afford?

To get it in perspective, how much was total housing benefit bill for Gtr Manc ?

After a quick google, I cannot find out

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If there really are no smaller properties then someone needs to build some or divide up the bigger properties into smaller ones.

If there really are no smaller properties the bedroom tax is nothing more than a grubby little PR stunt that cannot be justified in the first place, since it's entire premise was the claim that those affected by it could simply choose to move into those non existent smaller properties in order to avoid the costs.

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If there really are no smaller properties the bedroom tax is nothing more than a grubby little PR stunt that cannot be justified in the first place, since it's entire premise was the claim that those affected by it could simply choose to move into those non existent smaller properties in order to avoid the costs.

Or, as the original post suggests, it provokes the market (including housing associations) to respond to the increased demand for smaller units by sub-dividing larger ones, and by skewing new building towards one-bedroom flats.

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Incidentally, there is also a gridlock problem, in that many one-bedroom flats are occupied by families with a child or children sharing the bedroom with a single parent, or sleeping in the living room. These flats can't be freed up until the singletons in larger units downsize to provide them with somewhere to go. The singletons can't downsize until the families move on to provide them with somewhere to downsize to.

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Incidentally, there is also a gridlock problem, in that many one-bedroom flats are occupied by families with a child or children sharing the bedroom with a single parent, or sleeping in the living room. These flats can't be freed up until the singletons in larger units downsize to provide them with somewhere to go. The singletons can't downsize until the families move on to provide them with somewhere to downsize to.

Another job for ....Shipping Container man ?

http://www.tempohousing.com/projects/student-housing.html%20

especially as there must be a glut of containers

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/206076-world-shipping-slump-deepens-as-china-retreats/

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