200 rehoused due to ‘bedroom tax’

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More than 200 people have been rehoused one year after the ‘bedroom tax’ was brought into force, Kirklees housing officials have revealed.

Simon Rogers, chief executive of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH), said 210 social housing tenants have been rehomed after being ruled to have been under-occupying their homes.

The housing benefit cut, also known as the under-occupancy charge, has affected 1,867 Kirklees residents. Occupiers have lost between 14 per cent and 25 per cent of their support, depending on how many bedrooms are deemed to be ‘spare’.

 

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