Beginning a business could help bedroom tax victims
- 17 Mar
A Conservative peer has suggested that tenants hit by the bedroom could escape the bedroom tax by starting a business in their spare room.
Setting up a business to bring the spare room into use could help tenants hit by the spare room subsidiary escape the tax, says Earl John Atlee.
Before setting up the business tenants would first need to get permission from either council or housing association.
Earl Attlee said: "The spare room subsidy encourages people to make full use of their property and to consider running a small business. I think that is highly desirable."
Chris Bryant, shadow welfare minister, told the Sunday People: "Instead of dressing up this unfair bedroom tax as a business opportunity, they [the government] should be scrapping it."
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