Earlier this year an appeal court ruled that Bedroom Tax is indeed discriminatory in two cases. One being a victim of domestic violence, who had had her “spare” room converted into a safe room, after being stalked, harassed and victimised by a previous partner. The other case, the grandparents of a severely disabled grandson who
Richard Murphy is author of the Joy of Tax and a prolific blogger on his site Tax Research UK. In this post he comments on the economic causes of the housing crisis.
A hotel bedroom tax could provide housing for homeless. Behind closed doors, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority is discussing the idea of implementing a hotel bedroom tax which it states “could be used to fund particular strategic initiatives”.
Video illustrating the housing crisis in Manchester and Greater Manchester. Includes links to a petition of Manc. City Council asking them to alleviate the housing crisis. With backing music from the ultimate bluesman John Lee Hooker.