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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 November 2014
Flawed maths of the bedroom tax
Bedroom tax anti-eviction protest, Salford, 10.4.14, photo Hugh Caffrey (Click to enlarge)
I have been hit twice with the bedroom tax. The first time was last year when I was in a three bedroom place, as I was having my younger kids stay weekends, along with my older son living with me full time.
Not being able to afford the top-up, I decided to move to a two bedroom flat along with my son.
Then he left and a few months ago I was back to square one, having to pay the top up once again. I could not afford this and gave the place up.
When I was in a three bedroom home the rent was about £82 a week. But when I moved to a two bedroom flat the rent was £125 a week.
Why did I have to downsize for the council to pay an extra £40?
It would have been cheaper for them to keep me in the three bedroom and still have my kids stopping.
Scrap the bedroom tax!
Ian Radford, Grimsby Socialist Party
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