Council tenants in rent arrears following bedroom tax
Council tenants in Stroud are said to have fallen behind on their rent since bedroom tax was introduced.
According to figures by False Economy, 35 per cent of tenants are struggling to pay their rent.
Stroud District Council figures show that of 347 council house tenants affected by the bedroom tax, 123 of them have gone into arrears since its introduction in April this year.
Regional Secretary of the South West TUC Nigel Costley said: “The bedroom tax is a cruel policy that is causing acute hardship for hundreds of families in Stroud already to struggling to make ends meet.
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“The fact that it has already pushed nearly 1,000 council house tenants behind on their rent shows that the bedroom tax is not even saving much money. Instead it is pushing thousands more people into debt, including families who face eviction from homes they’ve lived in for many years.”
Have you fallen behind in your rent since the bedroom tax? If so, ring 01452 278827.