This tax is unfair to those on minimum wage and benefits.
The proposal will affect an estimated 660,000 working-age social tenants – 31% of existing working-age housing benefit claimants in the social sector. The majority of these people have only one extra bedroom.
The government should have first looked at the extortionate prices in rent that councils and private landlords are charging.
This tax will make the poor even poorer and will certainly leave thousands with eviction notices.