Impact of the Bedroom Tax and other changes to housing benefit in Scotland inquiry

Inquiry status: closed. Three Reports published.

In 2011, the UK’s Coalition Government launched a programme of welfare reform, including reform of the Housing Benefits system.

This inquiry considers how the changes, particularly the introduction of the  “bedroom tax”, have affected people in Scotland. In Scotland, housing policy is devolved but control over benefits, including housing benefit, is not.

The inquiry looks at what impact the reforms have had on households and families in Scotland, and also what powers the Scottish Government, local authorities, social landlords & others have to mitigate these impacts and how effectively they are being used.



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