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    The Welsh Affairs Committee has found that bedroom tax is hitting tenants in Wales harder than anywhere else in Great Britain.

    The Committee found that 40,000 tenants will be affected and that the government should keep a ‘careful eye' on the development of the policy in Wales. This number represents 46% of all working age housing benefit claimants in the social rented sector. This means that Wales tops the North West and Yorkshire and Humberside as the most severely affected region in Great Britain.

    It was also found that there is a shortage of one-bedroom social homes in the country with only five properties available each year, according to Bron Afon community.

    These figures suggest that it would take 17 years to house their 86 tenants who needed a one bedroom home, reports Inside Housing.

    The committee said that it is “increasingly urgent” for the Welsh Government to provide new homes.

    David Davies, chair of the committee, said: “We were struck in this inquiry by the particular situation in Wales, where there seems to be a shortage of one and two bedroom accommodation for people who will be affected to move into to avoid under-occupancy. The Government needs to ensure that this is workable.”

    Nick Bennett, group chief executive of Community Housing Cymru said: “We know that in Wales there are simply not enough one and two bed properties for people to move in to. Recent figures suggest that the ratio of those affected by the ‘bedroom tax' and the number of smaller properties available is 70:1.”

    October 18, 2013 by Laura Matthews Categories: Housing And Benefits

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