Effect of the bedroom tax on tenants

FAR-REACHING EFFECTS A petition is calling for domestic abuse victims to be exempt from bedroom tax.

FAR-REACHING EFFECTS A petition is calling for domestic abuse victims to be exempt from bedroom tax.

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West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has backed a petition to exempt domestic abuse victims from the bedroom tax.

Mark Burns-Williamson said people who had been moved to safe houses were being unfairly caught by the tax because panic rooms were not properly differentiated from spare bedrooms.

He said: “Those who have fled their homes to be placed in a safe house with a panic room should not be penalised and put at risk by having to move again because an essential room is classed as too much space.

 

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