Greater Manchester council have paid £4.8m in DHP due to bedroom tax
- 25 Aug
It has been revealed that Greater Manchester councils have spent almost £5m in discretionary housing payments due to the bedroom tax in the last year.
Figures from the DWP have found a 16% increase in the use of DHP in Greater Manchester due to the bedroom tax, reports the Manchester Evening News.
The £4.8m total was an overspend of £1.3m.
Across the country, local authorities made discretionary housing payments of £100.8m in 2014/15 in order to cover the costs created by the bedroom tax, considerably higher than the £60m allocated.
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