Bedroom tax will cost taxpayers more

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Universal Credit

The coming bedroom tax will end up costing Scottish taxpayers more not less, a housing charity has warned. Shelter Scotland is now calling on the Scottish Government to make £50m available to protect the country's tenants from the under-occupancy charge which is due in April. Under the new rules, residents who are deemed to be under-occupying their social homes will see up to 25 percent cut from the housing benefit. But the homelessness charity has warned that due to the shortage of one-...

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