Bedroom Tax Hits West Norfolk
7:19am 16th September 2014
The organisation that runs West Norfolk's social housing has told KLFM it has seen an increase in the number of people unable to pay their rent since the introduction of the bedroom tax.
Freebridge Community Housing says the changes have left more people in rent arrears as Chief Executive Tony Hall explains:
“We have seen an increase in rent arreas some of which has been a consequence of this change. But it’s something that’s going to be with us for a while and we need to work very closely with our residents to make sure the impact is kept to a minimum.”
The housing provider also says the amount of three bed properties they have has been an issue.
Chief Executive Tony Hall says they've tried hard to help people through the changes:
“Some households and families have decided to move to smaller accommodation and we’ve assisted them with that process. For a lot of people it was just facing the move, for somebody that has got to to contemplate doing that without a lot of assistance, that could be very difficult.”