Despite a national property shortage, providers of affordable homes are unable to find people who can meet the cost of living in a home with an extra bedroom and are, in some cases, planning demolitions. In Liverpool, one housing provider, Magenta Living, has admitted that “with changes to welfare benefits there is very little prospect of letting upper three-bedroom maisonettes in the current climate”.
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In the House of Commons, MPs face a critical vote on the Bedroom Tax – called by Labour.
The party is using ‘Opposition Day’ to bring forward a motion on the tax that calls for an immediate end to the policy.
It also asks the House to regret its “pernicious effect on vulnerable, and in many cases disabled, people” and calls the government reverse tax cuts for the wealthiest people instead.
Housing associations say change to benefit rules means tenants cannot afford to rent three-bed maisonettes
Households are finding it very difficult to bridge the gap
Dan Grimmer Friday, August 2, 2013
More than 400 people in Norwich have fallen into rent arrears since the introduction of the so-called “bedroom tax”, city council leaders say.
The controversial changes to cut housing benefit payments, dubbed the “bedroom tax” by Labour, came into force in April.