On the one year anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, Labour has pledged to scrap the Bedroom Tax when it forms the next government, which has hit over 78,000 people in the North West, 26,000 in Merseyside alone.
Since David Cameron’s government introduced the Bedroom Tax low-income households have been forced to find, on average an extra £720 a year. According to the National Housing Federation two thirds of households hit by the Bedroom Tax cannot find the money to pay their rents and one in seven are at risk of eviction.
Some of the poorest households have been hit by this cruel and costly tax on bedrooms. It’s time for the government to ditch the Bedroom Tax.
The next Labour Government will repeal the Bedroom Tax.