Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Bedroom tax pushes 72,000 into rent arrears
Two-thirds - 66% - of social sector tenants affected by benefit cuts for those with extra bedrooms were behind with rent after six months, a National Housing Federation survey suggests. And it said 38% were in debt because of the "unfair, unworkable" policy change - dubbed the "bedroom tax" by critics. ... The NHF said the equivalent of 72,00 housing association tenants were in rent arrears because of the policy. It said that, by October 2013, 15% of household affected by the cuts had received letters warning them they were in danger of being evicted.