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How Much: Bedroom Tax

What is a bedroom?

What is a bedroom - what would make a room unable to be used as a bedroom?

How it works

How does the HB Office work out whether a claimant has a 'spare room'?

How Much is Deducted

If under-occupying how much HB does the claimant lose?

Excluded

Which claimants are excluded from the Bedroom Tax?

Protected

Which claimants are protected from the Bedroom Tax?

Minimising Impact

How can the claimant minimise the impact of the Bedroom Tax?

When to Challenge

When is it worth challenging a Bedroom Tax decision ie when might this be successful?

How to Challenge

How does the claimant challenge a Bedroom Tax decision?

Case Law

There has been plenty of case law in this area - find out what Judges have decided.

Future Changes

The Regulations are being changed from 1st April 2017 following the Supreme Courts decision on 9th Nov 2016.