Official Statistics

Number of spare bedrooms, according to the Housing Benefit Size Criteria, in working age households in the social rented sector in Great Britain

Statistical release gives estimates of the number of spare bedrooms in 2010-11 for all working age households in the social rented sector.

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Number of spare bedrooms, according to the Housing Benefit Size Criteria, in working age households in the social rented sector in Great Britain

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In April 2013 the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy was introduced for working age Housing Benefit (HB) claimants in the social rented sector. Claimants are assessed as having spare bedrooms in their accommodation if they have more bedrooms than their household is deemed to need.