Bedroom tax will hit hundreds in Southport February 13th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Hundreds of Southport social housing tenants may have to “downsize” to a new home or pay more rent as part of the dreaded bedroom tax. Being phased in with the Government’s welfare reforms in April 2013, the Size Criteria will affect those of working age recipients of housing benefit whose homes are considered too big for their needs. The change means one bedroom is permitted for a couple, a person aged 16 and over, two children of the same sex up to age 16, or two children under 10. Those considered to have too many bedrooms for their needs will receive a 14 per cent reduction in their housing benefit. A couple on benefit in a two-bedroom flat, with a son or daughter in the armed forces or at university will be penalised for having an extra bedroom. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!