DWP report on the impact of ‘the bedroom tax’

Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy. Interim report was published by the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2014.

The report presents early findings from the evaluation of the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (RSRS) undertaken by Ipsos MORI and the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. A final report will be published in 2015.

The RSRS was brought into effect on 1 April 2013. It entailed a reduction in Housing Benefit for working age social tenants whose properties have more rooms than the DWP’s size criteria state that they need.