Police warn that ‘relentless’ bedroom tax is turning people into criminals

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Reposted from Dash 24

Now even the police, normally silent supporters of the government, are saying what we’ve all been saying for some time.

Police warn that �relentless� bedroom tax is pushing people into the arms of loans sharksPolice warn that relentless bedroom tax is pushing people into the arms of loans sharks

The government’s controversial bedroom tax has come under fire once again, with concerns expressed by police chiefs that its victims are being forced to turn to crime and unscrupulous loan sharks.

Cleveland and Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) believe the under-occupancy policy is piling financial pressures on families across the region, and have highlighted that, according to the government’s own figures, 59% of tenants struck by the ‘spare room subsidy’ have been unable to meet their basic housing costs.

Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, said: “[The] Bedroom tax leaves many in severe hardship and I’m concerned that some families will turn to volatile loan sharks as a…

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