Did anyone see this last night?
I've just watched it now on Catch Up and IMO, it presented quite a balanced view of the impact of the Bedroom Tax.
We even got to see Joe Halewood towards the end!
I did notice an anomaly though: at one stage they look at, in their words, "how the policy is now working for some people", via house-swaps. They focus on a chain, where a young couple with a toddler have been able to move from a one-bed property into a two-bed property, while the woman who lived there has now been able to move into a four-bed house with her partner and three children. What no one commented on was the fact that this family is now officially underoccupying - with three children, they are not "entitled" to four bedrooms. I'm not saying that's wrong - simply that it doesn't show that the policy is working as it doesn't comply with the professed aims of the policy!
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