Does the 'Bedroom Tax' impact the human rights of low-income households?

Does the 'Bedroom Tax' impact the human rights of low-income households?

This is an interesting question that Raquel Rolnik, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing is now investigating. Housing benefit changed in April 2013. The 'Bedroom Tax' as opponents call it reduces the amount of housing benefit that social tenants in England, Scotland and Wales can receive if they are deemed to have surplus bedrooms. The BBC have reported Ms Rolnik as saying: "The UK has voiced its commitment to human rights on repeated occasions, and this mission will give me an opportunity to assess in-depth to what extent adequate housing, as one central aspect of the right to an adequate standard of living, is at the core of this commitment. 

To read the full article, click here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23963870#TWEET879081

Author: James Henderson

Date: 06 September 2013

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