Our report highlights the impact of the bedroom tax after 100 days.
5 July 2013
Based on figures collected by 18 social landlords that own 91% of all housing association homes in Merseyside, our report shows the negative impact the new policy has had on local communities.
The report shows that, across Merseyside:
- More than £22m to build desperately needed new homes could be lost a year.
- Tens of thousands of families will be hit by the bedroom tax despite there being no local need for them to leave their homes.
- Thousands of households are spiralling into debt – many for the first time.
- There are not enough smaller social homes for people to move into.
- Disabled people will bear the brunt.