HomeBlogOxfam Scotland backs ‘No Eviction for Bedroom Tax’ Campaign
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  • Graham Askew February 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Also needed in England –

  • jeffery davies February 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    but do they take sick and disabled and unemployed has sproutting about one thing whilst doing another thats just has underhanded

  • Diane little February 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Is childrens dla affected to the cuts ??

    • JJ February 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Yes

      • Bluesky February 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

        Hi JJ, I think i may have found a loop hole to the bedroom tax, section 326, part 10 housing act 1985, (if a bedroom is less than 70 square feet, it can’t be a bedroom for an over 10 year old? =Housing Act 1985
        (Excerpt)
        Part X – Definition of Overcrowding

        326 (1) The space standard is contravened when the number of persons
        sleeping in a dwelling is in excess of the permitted number,
        having regard to the number and floor area of the rooms of the
        dwelling available as sleeping accommodation.
        The space
        standard
        (2) For this purpose –
        (a) no account shall be taken of a child under the age of one and a child
        aged one or over but under ten shall be reckoned as one-half of a unit,
        and
        (b) a room is available as sleeping accommodation if it is of a type
        normally used in the locality either as a living room or as a bedroom.
        (3) The permitted number of persons in relation to a dwelling is
        whichever is the less of –
        (a) the number specified in Table I in relation to the number of rooms in
        the dwelling available as sleeping accommodation, and
        (b) the aggregate for all such rooms in the dwelling of the numbers
        specified in column 2 of Table II in relation to each room of the floor area
        specified in Colum 1

        TABLE II
        Floor area of room Number of persons
        110 sq. ft. or more 2
        90 sq. ft. or more but less than 110 sq. ft. 1½
        70 sq. ft. or more but less than 90 sq. ft. 1
        50 sq. ft. or more but less than 70 sq. ft. ½

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