2nd species on this planet with large heads Karen Hudes

2nd species on this planet with large heads Karen Hudes

Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. Whistleblower

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Tenants avoid bedroom tax after Knowsley reclassifies homes

 Knowsley Housing Trust is reclassifying 566 properties as smaller homes, in a move which will help tenants affected by the bedroom tax.

The 14,000-home association is re-designating some of its two and three-bedroom homes as one and two-bedrooms respectively, which will cost it £250,000 in rental income per year. Bob Taylor, chief executive of KHT, said a stock review showed some homes are currently classified as having more bedrooms than they actually have, because tenants are not using the extra rooms as bedrooms. They are therefore paying too much rent.

Debbie Simmons said “Found information about Knowsley Housing Association reclassifying bedrooms over the bedroom tax”

Many thanks, Inside Housing

http://www.InsideHousing.co.uk/tenancies/tenants-avoid-bedroom-tax-after-knowsley-reclassifies-homes/6525752.article

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Camden Says No To Bedroom Tax Evictions!

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/757/16342

From The Socialist newspaper, 20 March 2013

Axe the bedroom tax!

Tax the corporate fat cats

Mass house-building programme now

Mary Jackson, TUSC mayoral candidate, Doncaster

Around Britain, there have already been many protests against the so-called ‘Bedroom Tax‘. This is one of the coalition’s most blatantly anti-poor policies and it will certainly be even more hated when it comes in on 1 April.

David Cameron and his multi-millionaire family have four homes, mansions in reality. Tory welfare minister David Freud, who is bringing in this law, owns an eight-bedroom mansion and a £1.9 million London home. These well-housed millionaires want council house and housing association tenants to lose 14% of their housing benefit if they’re deemed to have one spare room, 25% if they have two.

http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/16342

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Darlington Council: No Bedroom Tax Evictions!

Debbie stopped by The Northern Echo website and found this.

Darlington Borough Council leader Councillor Dixon told reporters:

“There’s no need for any council tenant to be evicted as a result of the bedroom tax. I want people to contact the council as soon as it becomes apparent that they are affected and we will help them work out a plan to pay what they can afford.”

Read the full story on The Northern Echo Website.

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