Repeal bedroom tax

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

Vote Score

3

Age

2380 days


@Floppy edited manifesto/housing.md - over 6 years ago

Council Tax

Investigate a fairer system than the current 'band' system of council tax.

Housing Benefit

Repeal the "Bedroom Tax", that punishes housing benefit claimants for having spare rooms, when in many cases, smaller properties are not available for them to move into.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 6 years ago

I support this, although I really dislike that the campaign to abolish it continues to call it a Bedroom Tax. There is a valid enough argument for abolition without having to resort to calling it something it isn't. Can we just call it by it's official designation of Spare-Room Subsidy?

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

That's not the official designation either, but yes, I take your point. The official name is I think the "size criteria" for housing benefit, as far as I can tell from http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/welfare-reform/bedroom-tax/.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 6 years ago

We can always use paretheses or quotation marks to denote it's more common usage.

On 22 April 2014 10:26, James Smith [email protected] wrote:

That's not the official designation either, but yes, I take your point. The official name is I think the "size criteria" for housing benefit, as far as I can tell from http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/welfare-reform/bedroom-tax/.

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Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

Yes, I'll do that.

@Floppy edited manifesto/housing.md - over 6 years ago

Council Tax

Investigate a fairer system than the current 'band' system of council tax.

Housing Benefit

Repeal the size criteria for housing benefit (commonly known as the "Bedroom Tax"), which punishes housing benefit claimants for having spare rooms when in many cases smaller properties are not available for them to move into.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

Done - see what you think of that.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

@PaulJRobinson how do you feel with the updated wording?