Tenants may beat ‘bedroom tax’ with new bathrooms

Hundreds of people who could fall victim to the “bedroom tax” are to benefit from new plans to convert spare bedrooms into bathrooms.

The move, by the social landlord Magenta Living, the largest registered provider of social housing in the Wirral, is expected to affect around 200 homes initially.

The former Welfare minister Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead who has called on people to “brick up” their doors and “knock down the walls” to avoid paying the tax, welcomed the move: “The bedroom tax is iniquitous and Magenta is clearly undertaking this review with tenants in mind and I think they need to be applauded.”


Read the Independent’s full story