Some people may have been mislead by some of the messages from our (rarely right) media and might be interested in this link about bedroom tax: THE BEDROOM TAX CALCULATOR as well as the article itself. And here is a link to advice on a possible way to defeat the Bedroom Tax: Bedroom Tax, how to get rid of it quickly and simply
What councils don’t tell you about the enforcement of council tax.
Millions of people who do not pay the council tax now will be charged 8.5% to 20% from the 1st April. Millions will not be able to afford it; councils knew that when they made those irrational decisions.
Councils will not tell you;
1. That they have the discretion to write off the tax for vulnerable and impoverished people under clause 10 (1) 13A (1) of the Local Government Finance Act 2012. It is necessary for the council tax benefit claimant to write a letter to the council setting out their financial circumstances, all debts, and all relevant information such as health/disability. Payment of the bedroom tax, rent due to the overall benefit tax and the rent due to the housing benefit tax would be relevant.
2. That the bottom line is the income left after rent and council tax needed for…
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