August 2014

Bedroom tax: How do we future proof against further policy changes?

The controversial bedroom tax has dominated discussions on housing policy over the last couple of years and led to a significant change in the type and size of new homes being built.

The under-occupancy charge, which cuts the benefit paid to social housing tenants who are deemed to have a spare bedroom, has led to an increase in the number of people who are unable to pay their rent.

But could the days of this lambasted policy be numbered? And what would that means for affordable housing developers?

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