Saturday, 19 April 2014

DWP confirms temporary bedroom tax loophole

Thousands of social housing tenants will be temporarily exempted from the bedroom tax as a result of a ‘technical error’ in legislation.


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  • Confusion on extent of bedroom tax loophole


    Housing experts are split over how many tenants they think could temporarily escape the bedroom tax as a result of a technical error by the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Closing the loop

    10 January 2014

    The latest bedroom tax loophole is the most concrete to date, but Carl Brown believes it may still not be that significant

  • Freud: bedroom tax loophole 'to be closed in March'

    14 January 2014

    The Department for Work and Pensions will close the bedroom tax loophole in March, Lord David Freud has announced.

  • More than 16,000 affected by bedroom tax loophole

    12 February 2014

    More than 16,000 people have been wrongly charged the bedroom tax and are exempt under the loophole, freedom of information requests submitted by the Labour Party have revealed.

  • Needles in the haystack


    As long-standing tenants are declared exempt from the bedroom tax, landlords will struggle to work out who the rule applies to


  • Rule review


    Right to manage rules have relaxed for shared owners, making it easier to qualify, says Linda Storey

  • The long road to justice


    The High Court’s decision regarding the bedroom tax and disabled people is just the beginning, says Jane Plant, an associate at Weightmans

  • Rights law is an asset


    Without article 8, those in bedroom tax disputes will have an uphill struggle, says Giles Peaker, solicitor at Anthony Gold

  • A right to spy


    A recent case in Wales confirms that unnecessary surveillance of staff does not always render a dismissal unfair, says Sarah Lamont

  • Splitting up isn’t hard to do


    Rectifying tenants’ service charge inequalities can be a simple process says Charles Ward, principal lawyer at Sutton Council