FOI request reveals bedroom tax effects

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THE government’s Bedroom Tax, which affects 4,200 households in the borough, has tipped nearly one in three affected council tenants into rent arrears across the country.

Since the reform was introduced in April, 50,000 households in 114 local council areas can no longer afford to pay for their accommodation - 31% of those affected, the False Economy group claimed.



The figures, obtained by the TUC-backed False Economy campaign using freedom of information requests, showed some parts of Britain suffering far more than others.