Last postPosted: March 1, 2012 Filed under: Housing benefit, Welfare reform | Tags: government, politics 1 Comment
And so, having ‘done this to death’, the bedroom tax and the Welfare Reform Bill have passed their final parliamentary hurdle.
The quote came from welfare reform minister Lord Freud as peers debated a final attempt to amend the under-occupation penalty. It may have been accurate in terms of the parliamentary procedure but it will have a hollow ring for landlords and tenants as they spend the next 13 months agonising about how a measure that will cost 670,000 people £14 per week will be implemented.
Read the rest of this post at Inside Edge, my blog for Inside Housing.
Brilliant editing. You should apply for that job 🙂 We hear from Private landlords every day who are providing social housing whilst still being beaten up in the media for somehow being the baddies. The biggest unknown many of them are dealing with is the introduction of Universal Credits.