An update on the heinous bedroom tax and how the UK tax-payer is bailing out the private rental sector and losing out. The bedroom tax does not treat social tenants the same as private tenants.
Originally posted on SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites):
There are so many myths around the bedroom tax and I don’t just mean the nonsense of social media sites that say Muslims are allowed a spare room as a prayer room or that paedophiles and sex offenders are exempt, both of which are bollocks. I mean real genuine myths used as propaganda for the coalition…and critically myths that social landlords fail to counter as they allow myth to become fact because social landlords as a (purported) sector are bloody incompetent and they do not know how to campaign or raise awareness of just how great social housing is in ECONOMIC terms for the taxpayer.
For example we (the general public) are told the bedroom tax levels the playing field for the social tenant to that of the private tenant or Labour introduced the bedroom tax in 2008 for private tenants so whats the problem for doing so with the bedroom tax which is the same argument and of course total and utter bollocks
Scenario – Take a single man of 35 in Liverpool