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CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes

Published 5 September 2014

MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy. These include exemptions for people who could not be found a smaller home, and would also exempt disabled people who need a spare bedroom or have a property which is specially-adapted for their needs.

Following the vote, our Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “The ‘Bedroom Tax’ is an unfair and prejudicial penalty on vulnerable and disabled tenants, so we would welcome any concessions or exemptions.

“These changes would also allow housing associations to better manage their stock to meet the needs of local communities.”

The proposed changes are yet to be introduced, and must undergo further scrutiny by Parliament.

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