Many unhappy returns to the bedroom tax

Stop carping, you lot. The removal of the spare room subsidy is a success.

Today is of course the first of the month as well as the first anniversary of the introduction of the bedroom tax and a wave of other welfare reforms. But I am paraphrasing Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey rather than making a token effort at an April Fool.

Read the rest of this post on Inside Edge, my blog for Inside Housing

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3 Comments on “Many unhappy returns to the bedroom tax”

  1. beastrabban says:

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    This is an introduction to a much longer piece demolishing IDS’ claim that the Bedroom Tax is a success, as is Universal Credit and the government’s professed help getting the disabled back into work. In all of this IDS simply holds forth with statistics that are not published on the DWP’s website, so they can’t be independently verified, and the context of the statistics is omitted, to make what are actually horrendous failure seem like successes. This is indeed a government that couldn’t stop lying if it’s life depended on it.


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