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A Qualitative Study of the Impact of the UK Bedroom Tax

Authors: S Moffatt, S Lawson, R Patterson, E Holding, A Dennison, S Sowden and J Brown

The implementation of the ‘Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy’ in April 2013, commonly known as the ‘bedroom tax’, affects an estimated 660,000 working age social housing tenants in the UK, reducing weekly incomes by £12–£22. This study examines the impact of this tax on health and wellbeing in a North East England community in which 68.5% of residents live in social housing.


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