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Government rules out a ‘mansion tax’ – working in China – but inflicts a tax on thousands of social housing tenants

Are we really all in this together?


Mansion tax


The SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens will use an opposition day motion to call on the government to abolish its “unjust and unworkable” housing under-occupancy policy.

This docks housing benefit from families who are not using every bedroom in their home – ostensibly hoping they will move somewhere smaller.

As there are no such properties readily available this will act as a tax on the poor.

 Birmingham against the Cuts designed this poster and explore the outworking of the measure here:

bedroom tax