Definition of bedroom tax in English:

bedroom tax

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(In the UK) an informal name for a measure introduced in the Welfare Reform Act 2012, by which the amount of housing benefit paid to a claimant is reduced if the property they are renting is judged to have more bedrooms than necessary: more than 800 households in the area have had their housing benefit cut through the so-called bedroom tax
More example sentences
  • Government reforms to the welfare system - including so-called 'bedroom tax' - are legal, judges have ruled
  • Thousands of protesters have called for the Government to axe a new "bedroom tax" that will cut benefits for people with a spare room.
  • This 'bedroom tax', which is not in fact a tax, is how the Opposition refers to the end of subsidised spare rooms for council house tenants.

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