A family Home Could Be Heated For Almost A Week With The Cost Of Bedroom Tax

  • The Regenda Group found that the average £14 a week cut in housing benefits which tenants are facing is equivalent to the cost of six days heating every week.

    24 Dash also gave a report of a North West-based housing association which warned that the average financial loss faced by social housing tenants as a result of the government's controversial bedroom tax could heat a family home for almost a week.

    Stephanie Harrison, executive director of customer services at the 13,000-home provider, said:

    "This figure clearly shows the impact the bedroom tax will have on some of our most vulnerable residents and the very difficult choices they will have to make.

    "In the current climate a £14 per week loss would hit a working family with an average income very hard. It could be devastating for those residents who are reliant on housing benefit.

    "We want the government to think again about these changes as we're very concerned that some of our customers will face severe hardship as a result of them."

    Housing associations across the North West region are working hard to highlight the hardship and difficulties many of its residents face as a result of the Bedroom Tax.

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