Pensioners back-door bedroom tax is the new Conservative policy!

Pensioners back-door bedroom tax is the new Conservative policy

We oppose the bedroom tax

The LHA maxima policy announced in the Autumn Statement and confirmed in DWP written answers last week to apply to ALL social tenants limits the amount ANY social housing tenant can get to the local housing allowance or LHA rate for their housing need and a 1 bed housing need sees the 1 bed LHA rate (£100.05) paid even if you live in a 5 bed house.

 

Northampton Defend Council Housing (NDCH)

Says “local it would seem that pensioners in council stock would NOT be affected as the LHA is £100.05 BUT people in other social housing could well be”   

 

The current position in Northampton

Bedroom 1  2 3 4
[i]LHA week  £     100.05  £     126.31  £     139.84  £     187.14
[ii]NBC STOCK week  £        74.76  £        86.53  £        96.23  £     105.23

 

[iii]Shared Room (Under 35) Rate £66.32

 

 

[i] Northampton Local Housing Allowance rates

[ii] Northampton Council Stock average rent by number of bedrooms

[iii] Northampton Shared Room Rate

 

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