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Our research in the Independent: bedroom tax: 50,000 people face eviction

The Independent's front page story for Thursday features our latest research on the bedroom tax, which shows the scale of the debt caused by the government's bedroom tax. The research was previewed on Newsnight tonight.

Says the Independent:

"More than 50,000 people affected by the so-called bedroom tax have fallen behind on rent and face eviction, figures given to The Independent show.

The statistics reveal the scale of debt created by the Government’s under-occupancy charge, as one council house tenant in three has been pushed into rent arrears since it was introduced in April.

Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over its first four months. The total number of affected council tenants across Britain is likely to be much higher than the 50,000 recorded in the sample of local authorities that responded to the FoI."

Read the rest of the story here.

Download the research here (xls).

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