Weekly bedroom tax payment takes many into debt, Ladywood, Birmingham.

May 15, 2013
Kathleen, watching politians on TV in her council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham. She was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take her into debt. She has lived in the flat for 13 years, first with her 3 daughters who now have moved out but come to visit and stay with her grandchildren. She works part time as a cleaner for the same employer for 19 years but is reliant on housing benefit. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.  © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk Tel 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Kathleen, watching politians on TV in her council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham. She was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take her into debt. She has lived in the flat for 13 years, first with her 3 daughters who now have moved out but come to visit and stay with her grandchildren. She works part time as a cleaner for the same employer for 19 years but is reliant on housing benefit. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.
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Michael, in his council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for two room, which would take him into debt. He initially moved in the house with his parents in 1970, later lived here with his son and sister. Both have moved on but his son will return within a year. Michael a builder on sickness benefit is supposed to bring up £11 per extra room per week. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.  © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk Tel 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Michael, in his council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for two room, which would take him into debt. He initially moved in the house with his parents in 1970, later lived here with his son and sister. Both have moved on but his son will return within a year. Michael a builder on sickness benefit is supposed to bring up £11 per extra room per week. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.
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The tenant of a council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham looks at a letter asking for the weekly bedroom tax payment of £15.38 for an extra bedroom which would take him into debt. He initially moved in 11 years ago. The room is used twice a week for his visiting teenage daughter who otherwise lives with her mother. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.  © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk Tel 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

The tenant of a council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham looks at a letter asking for the weekly bedroom tax payment of £15.38 for an extra bedroom which would take him into debt. He initially moved in 11 years ago. The room is used twice a week for his visiting teenage daughter who otherwise lives with her mother. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.
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Roddy and his neighbour talking, both effected by the bedroom tax, Ladywood, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take him into debt. He initially moved in 11 years ago. The room is used twice a week for his visiting teenage daughter who otherwise lives with her mother. Roddy a social worker was made redundant in 2009. He is supposed to bring up £15 bedroom tax per week. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.  © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk Tel 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Roddy and his neighbour talking, both effected by the bedroom tax, Ladywood, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take him into debt. He initially moved in 11 years ago. The room is used twice a week for his visiting teenage daughter who otherwise lives with her mother. Roddy a social worker was made redundant in 2009. He is supposed to bring up £15 bedroom tax per week. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.
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