Rachel Reeves Finally Admits Bedroom Tax is Not a Tax –  Guido Fawkes

The ‘Bedroom tax’ is a reduced rate of subsidies for social housing if you have social housing that is too big for you.  This is a shocking and outrageous thing to do to poor people!  How dare poor people not be allowed a house that is much bigger than they actually need and yet expect the rest of society to pick up the tab!  

 

Reeves wants to scrap the bedroom ‘tax’ and “use the savings” to raise £175 million. But, as should be obvious from Labour’s name for the policy, the bedroom ‘tax’ actually recoups money for the Exchequer. Around a billion pounds so far in fact. Therefore scrapping it would not, as Reeves thinks, save £175 million. On the contrary, it would cost over a billion. Not like Reeves used to be at the heart of Labour’s Treasury team or anything…

via Rachel Reeves Finally Admits Bedroom Tax is Not a Tax –  Guido Fawkes.

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