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Call for study into 'bedroom tax' effects
7:16pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
Councillors are asking for an urgent report to be prepared by Bradford Council outlining what support it can offer to reduce the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ on families in the district.
Green councillors have put forward a motion to be discussed by the full Council next week.
It says: “Council notes that from April 1, 2013, thousands of residents of the Bradford district will be severely disadvantaged due to the reform of Housing Benefit, commonly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’.
“Council welcomes the increase in funding available for Discretionary Housing Payments and the decision of Executive to approve the Draft Discretionary Housing Payments Policy and Working Practice for 2013/14 on March 12, 2013.
“Council requests that officers urgently prepare a report to Executive outlining additional measures that the Council, working with partners in the housing sector, can take in order to reduce the impact.”