We Are All In This Together  - Not

2 April 2013

The Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition's unfair Bedroom Tax has started hitting hundred of thousands of families nationwide. 

Those households with a home they rent from the Council or a Housing Association who are judged to have a spare bedroom will lose a proportion of their Housing Benefit. 

The under occupation penalty is 14% of the actual rent disallowed for calculating Housing Benefit for one 'bedroom' and 25% disallowed for two, or more, 'bedrooms'. 

Cutting benefits to under-occupying tenants when there is little or no alternative accommodation in the social rented sector will just burden Council and Housing Association landlords with rising rent arrears and risks making people homeless. 

On Saturday 6th April 13,000 UK millionaires will get an average tax cut of £100,000 each.

So much for "We're all in this together."

Link to Council Information about Benefit Changes