The bedroom tax

The proposed bedroom tax in the Welfare Reform Bill will see people in social housing docked £14.00 a week if they are thought to be under-occupying their property.

“Get a lodger”, suggested Lord Freud in the House of Lord’s yesterday.¬†Well, the truly noble Lord’s and Baroness’s did a cracking job of pointing out why this was such an unsustainable and destructive idea, so I won’t rehash all their arguments here. (They are handily transcribed here…)

I’ll just leave you with one example* of what this new type of household might look like.

Happy families.

* Apologies for complete lack of diversity… Playmobile really ain’t caught up with contemporary UK life.