The Bedroom Tax in Merseyside

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.