The ‘bedroom tax’ is clearly unfair and is not working. Changes to the way housing benefit is paid are leading some tenants to fall into debt. The Conservative threat to withdraw Housing Benefit from the under-25s may cause even more suffering.
• Scrap the ‘bedroom tax’
• Continue to pay Housing Benefit to young people under the age of 25
• Give tenants the right to request Housing Benefit is paid direct to their landlords, whatever benefit scheme they are on.