Exclusive: 50,000 people are facing eviction over bedroom tax
Emily DuganMore than 50,000 people affected by the so-called bedroom tax have fallen behind on rent and face eviction, figures given to The Independent show.
The statistics reveal the scale of debt created by the Government’s under-occupancy charge, as one council house tenant in three has been pushed into rent arrears since it was introduced in April.
Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over its first four months. The total number of affected council tenants across Britain is likely to be much higher than the 50,000 recorded in the sample of local authorities that responded to the FoI.
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" Exclusive: 50,000 people are facing eviction over bedroom tax", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 23/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/exclusive-50-000-people-are-facing-eviction-over-bedroom-tax