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Joe Halewood on his SPeye Joe blog has come up with a well-informed (but extremely involved) article exposing how the government’s changes to social housing benefits will have markedly different impacts – not just in different regions but in different parts of those regions.

Any one of the (literally) scores of research reports which came out a few months back claiming to comment on how the bedroom tax impacted are flawed.  This is because the bedroom tax like the benefit cap and LHA reforms impact differently inter regionally and intra regionally and those impacts depend upon the markedly different housing conditions in each local authority area or council,” he writes.

“In simple terms to say the bedroom tax did ‘X’ to downsizing or did ‘Y’ to HB savings can only be a generalism that may hold in London but not in the North West or may hold in Oldham in the North West but not in neighbouring Rochdale.”

For all the information, visit SPeye Joe here.

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