£100m spent by councils helping people hit by the bedroom tax
- 24 Jul
It has been revealed that discretionary housing payments went £40m over budget last year to help people hit by the bedroom tax.
Councils spent £100.8m in discretionary housing payments to help people affected by the bedroom tax, reports the Mirror.
This is a 24.7% rise than the previous year in England, with Scotland seeing an 80% rise in DHP.
The allocated funding for DHP was £60m, meaning councils ended up spending an extra £40m.
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