Posted: Mon 18th Nov 2013

Bedroom tax “Ridiculous Policy” says Carl Sargeant AM with over 1300 Flintshire families affected

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 18th, 2013


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MORE than 1,300 people are being forced to pay out under the controversial bedroom tax policy, new figures have revealed.

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In Flintshire, there are 1, 318 benefit claimants paying an average £12.63 per week in ‘spare room subsidy’.

In August, the county also had the second-highest number of claimants paying bedroom tax in North Wales.

According to the statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions, there are 1,054 claimants paying an average of £10.88 for one spare room and 259 paying £19.77 for two or more.

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant said:

“We are unfortunately well aware by now of the devastating impact of the bedroom tax on Flintshire families.

“While the number of claimants paying bedroom tax has decreased slightly in our county since the early summer, there are still too many households being forced to pay out extra cash they simply cannot spare.

“Once again, it’s time for the UK Government to face up to the damage this ridiculous policy is doing to families across the country.”

 

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