A Labour government will scrap the Bedroom Tax
David Cameron's hated Bedroom Tax is hitting more than 400,000 disabled people. Labour will scrap it.
The Bedroom Tax is cruel, it's unfair, and it doesn't work. The Tories claim it's supposed to encourage people to move house, but the vast majority of those affected have nowhere smaller to move to. The average family paying the tax is losing £720 a year – money they can ill afford. And yet there is a real risk that the Bedroom Tax will end up costing the taxpayer more than it saves.
Labour will abolish the Bedroom Tax. Our policy is fully funded, so that it won't lead to any additional borrowing.