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Avoid the “bedroom tax”: reduce the impact of the under occupancy charge

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"Bedroom tax" - can you avoid it?

“Bedroom tax” – can you avoid it?

Upcoming benefits changes will mean that if you’re renting from the council or a housing association, and are deemed to have a spare room, you could be facing a reduction in your housing benefit.

This reduction is known as the under occupancy charge (commonly known as the “bedroom tax”).

Renting out your spare room to a lodger is a way to avoid the charge.

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7 “bedroom tax” myths that need busting

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Waking up to the facts about the “bedroom tax”

It seems that changes to benefits brings about a whole new batch of myths, but few have sparked more untruths than the under occupancy charge, commonly known as the “bedroom tax”.

The problem with myths is that they’re interpreted as fact, and that’s where the problems start. With this in mind, let’s take a selection of the rumours we heard recently, and set the record straight… Continue reading »

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