Almost 250,000 in rent arrears due to bedroom tax

By Laurna Robertson at Inside Housing:

Around half of the 498,000 people paying the bedroom tax across the UK are in arrears, a report published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said.

Housing benefit size criteria: impacts for social sector tenants and options for reform, one of two JRF reports published today, found that fewer people are paying the charge than the 660,000 estimate by the Department for Work and Pensions. However, it found half of those who are paying were in arrears in the first six months of the policy due to the average £14 per week cut.

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