Opinion: 'Social landlords don’t have to collect the bedroom tax'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Universal Credit

Current claims that the bedroom tax will increase the housing benefit bill by forcing under occupiers into the private sector are one dimensional. Social landlords do have choices on whether to pass on under occupancy charges. It’s a question of whether they do the maths and calculate the impact on their business and customers says Peter Hall, Managing Director of PHHS. Lord Freud, the welfare reform minster, suggested last year that reclassifying property sizes for those to be hit by the...

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