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
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”
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Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/757/16342
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.
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.
Bristol tenants heaved a sigh of relief last week when Mayor George Ferguson promised there would be no bedroom tax evictions. Here’s how Bristol 24-7 broke the story.
SNP-controlled Dundee, Green-run Brighton: from coast to coast, Town Halls are promising not to evict over the Bedroom Tax. Read more here!
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