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How much bedroom tax?

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Hi. I'm after a bit of advice. My son's starting work next week and his take home pay will be approx. £718 per calendar month. How can I find out how much bedroom tax he will have to pay? My rent is £93.76 per week and I get £69.41 housing benefit.


TIA

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  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115 Forumite
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    None. Bedroom tax does not exist.
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • bravo20
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    I wish it didn't.
  • Caz3121
    Caz3121 Posts: 15,562 Forumite
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    bedroom tax (not its real name) is a reduction in housing benefit in social housing based on the number of surplus bedrooms
    I believe you should be asking about non-dependent deductions which is the amount your housing benefit would be reduced by based on his income
    you should be able to find details on your local councils site
    http://www.wkda.org.uk/downloads/non-dependant_deductions.pdf
    so it looks like your HB would be reduced by £33.40 per week...you can then agree with him how much board he needs to pay
  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115 Forumite
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    bravo20 wrote: »
    I wish it didn't.

    Seriously it doesn't. The media made up that name. Do you pay rent to a housing association or council? If you have an empty bedroom your housing benefit could be reduced if you have an empty room. If your son is moving back in you'll be entitled to more housing benefit as you have a need for an extra bedroom not less. Then the higher rate of housing benefit will then be reduced by a non dependant deduction so you'll end up with almost the same amount as before.
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • specialboy
    specialboy Posts: 1,436 Forumite
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    bravo20 wrote: »
    I wish it didn't.

    Your wish has come true, it doesn't exist.
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