Bedroom tax court decisions – costs start to bite into savings

18 Oct

Benefit tales

Yet again today, the now infamous Bedroom Tax is in the news. 

“The Bedroom Tax is becoming as disliked as the ‘poll tax’ of the 1980s”, comments Kirsty Varley, Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate and a member of Croftons Solicitors’ specialist housing and regeneration team.  “As recently as Friday 11 October 2013 (See previous Post) we commented that since September 2013 the bedroom tax decisions have been coming in thick and fast. Today again, there are comments and opinions from official sources, executives within Registered Providers and residents themselves.” 

For every type of organisation involved in social housing – whether a social landlord, a bank offering lending facilities, supplier to the sector or professionals working in the sector – the Bedroom Tax has implications. The Courts’ guidance is being sought on various aspects of housing provision and, as some of the appeals brought have been upheld in both Scotland…

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