Monday, 3 March 2014

Council house sell-off prevents downsizing

 The Independent reports that thousands of one and two bedroom council homes have been sold off since 2010, preventing tenants affected by the spare room subsidy from downsizing to avoid the penalty. Figures obtained by the paper under an FoI request show that a severe shortage of smaller council homes across the country is being exacerbated by the right-to-buy scheme - leaving many victims of the so-called “bedroom tax” with no choice but to accept reduced benefits.

The Independent, 

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