charge working people 14% more council tax for each "under occupied" bedroom

In order to ensure equality throughout society, and to ensure that people earning a wage can buy their own homes, thus easing the demand for social housing, we call upon the government to impose a 14% rise in Council Tax on homes deemed to have too many bedrooms, according to the same criteria being applied to Housing Benefit for Social Housing tenants. For houses with a third bedroom deemed unnecessary under the afore mentioned criteria, the Council Tax for that property should increase by 25%.

The increased revenue from the additional Council Tax should be used to fund level 1, 2, and 3 courses with The Open University for Housing Benefit claimants in order to increase people’s chance of gaining employment as the government claim that they want people to do.

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Created By

Sarah Jayne Davies

Created On

Monday 1 April 2013

Closing Date

Monday 15 July 2013

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