Why circa 100,000 men women and children are exempt from the Bedroom Tax..and the consequences!!

SPeye presents further evidence supporting their previous post that people in receipt of Housing Benefit before 1996 are exempt from the Bedroom Tax. Furthermore, they argue that this figure may be an underestimate. The real figure may be more like 26,400 household or 63,360 people. If this is correct, then it is a massive embarrassment to the government, as well as making things much easier for tens of thousands of families suffering hardship because of the tax. SPeye also discusses the possible legal implications of this loophole, if the tenants affected choose to act on it. Firstly, the government themselves would have to take responsibility due to the extremely detailed nature of the instruction they issued to local councils. Secondly, the councils that wrongly applied the tax, as well as the Housing Associations that wrongly advised their tenants to move to avoid would be liable for prosecution, which would cause further political embarrassment. This is excellent news for some of those affected by the bedroom tax, and shows how further action can be taken against it to discredit it and those who framed it.

One Response to “Why circa 100,000 men women and children are exempt from the Bedroom Tax..and the consequences!!”

  1. Anne Turner-Cross Says:

    Well done………..what a wonderful Christmas present for many people !

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