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Victim of the Bedroom Tax – Suicide note to David Cameron

25 January, 20160 Comments
An inquest has heard how a mother who faced eviction due to the bedroom tax after her son died has been found dead with a note to David Cameron close by. Frances McCormack, a 53-year-old school cook, had been ‘hounded’ for bedroom tax payments since the suicide of her 16-year-old son Jack Allen in 2013.
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Bedroom tax leaves 1,500 properties empty

12 February, 20150 Comments
New figures have revealed that local authorities are losing £20 million in rent every year as the ‘bedroom tax’ leaves homes empty. Government figures have shown that nearly 1,500 properties with 2 or more bedrooms have been left vacant because tenants cannot afford to move into them. There has also been a dramatic increase in
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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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PRS expansion undermines Scottish Governments hopes of reducing poverty

02 May, 20140 Comments
According to recent research by one of the largest UK social policy research charities, the proportion of Scottish households now privately rented has risen from 7% in 1991 to 14% today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also found that : On average, PRS rents are 86% higher than social housing rents. Scotlands historically large share of social
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80,000+ tenants heading for the PRS

19 September, 20130 Comments
One in three council tenants have been pushed into rent arrears and are now facing eviction, since the introduction of the controversial “bedroom tax”. 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
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WILL the bedroom tax cut under-occupation?

14 February, 20131 Comments
Nick Clegg has insisted that the penalties for the under-occupation of social housing will help to address the shortage of homes in the UK. Under the government’s penalties for under-occupation of social housing, widely known as the ‘bedroom tax’, working-age social tenants claiming housing benefit who are deemed to have spare rooms will have their
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Cameron: ‘I don’t accept the bedroom tax is a tax…’

07 February, 20131 Comments
During a stormy debate at prime minister’s questions yesterday, David Cameron angrily rejected the term ‘bedroom tax’ as he faced repeated questions about the controversial policy. Ed Miliband criticised the policy which will see working age social housing tenants having their Housing Benefit cut if they are deemed to be under-occupying their property – by
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