Benefits and money advice
We get lots of questions about bedroom tax. It can get pretty confusing so you’ll find information here on what bedroom tax is, why it exists and how it might affect you.
Bedroom tax isn’t technically a tax because you don’t pay the government anything. It just means that if your home has one or more spare bedrooms then your housing benefit or Universal Credit housing element will be lowered.
So, if you live in one of our homes and you have a spare bedroom, bedroom tax means that your housing benefit (or housing element of Universal Credit) will be reduced by:
- 14% for one spare bedroom
- 25% for two or more spare bedrooms
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