bedroom tax


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bedroom tax

n
(Social Welfare) informal Brit a reduction in housing benefit for occupants of council housing who have more rooms than they are deemed to require
[C21: on the model of poll tax, council tax, from the perception that the government is taxing spare bedrooms]
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STARTLING figures show how more than 7,000 of Liverpool's poorest families are still being forced to pay the hated bedroom tax.
Communities, Social Security and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance will seek assurances from the UK Government that they will not reduce the benefits of claimants in Scotland when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.
OUR bedroom tax story about Kirklees Council spending PS222,532 helping those struggling to pay got you talking.
PLAID Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts has called on the UK Government to increase discretionary housing payments to help people struggling the effects of the bedroom tax.
SIR - Shelter Cymru, Welsh Tenants, the Church in Wales, Unison, TPAS and others have joined Cardiff & South Wales Against the Bedroom Tax to support a National Assembly petition calling upon the Welsh Government to cover the cost of the bedroom tax, as has been achieved in Scotland.
Coast & Country says its Tenants Working Together group has secured a legal victory which could mean parents sharing responsibility for a child or children will not be subject to the controversial bedroom tax on the spare room used by their child.
Stephanie became the Bedroom Tax martyr, stressed out by the PS20 extra a week she could not afford for two unoccupied bedrooms.
LABOUR will start abolishing the bedroom tax on the first day of a new Government, party leader Ed Miliband and shadow minister Helen Goodman have pledged.
BRITAIN'S Bedroom Tax has hit the North East perhaps harder than any other region in the country.
BED TAX IS MOTHER OF ALL INJUSTICES There are few stories that have shown the Bedroom Tax to be as inhuman as that of Carol Hall - revealed in Monday's Daily Mirror.
IAIN Duncan Smith has dismissed concerns over domestic violence victims being hit by the bedroom tax highlighted by a Birmingham MP as "scaremongering".
LABOUR yesterday accused the SNP of plotting to prop up a Tory government by backing the bedroom tax.