Saturday, 26 July 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • Behind closed doors


    New ‘pre-termination negotiations’ offer a useful way to handle tricky employment situations

  • The apprentice


    Faced with thousands of pounds of debt and uncertain job prospects, school leavers are increasingly taking up apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Gwen Smith meets apprentice turned housing officer Jordan McKenna to discover the benefits of learning on the job

  • Trade secrets


    Can learning from other sectors help social landlords do their jobs better? Heather Spurr visits retail icon John Lewis with a number of landlords to find out

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