Why the ‘bedroom tax’ provides weak protection for hard cases

Concern at the impact of the bedroom tax has finally tipped into the mainstream, as real families have come forward to share their fears about what April will bring.

The stories reveal exactly why Shelter and others said the bedroom tax – or ‘social sector size criteria’ to give it its proper name – was too blunt an instrument. The impacts on disabled people, grieving families and divorced dads have revealed the crude unfairness of this housing benefit cut.… Read more