Nottingham City Council have a Bedroom Tax Hotline phone number to ring if you want to get a room measured to see if it will count legally as a bedroom: 0115 7469551. They state there is a two week wait for the service. We cannot currently find any information on this on the internet including the council’s website.
We’ve been sent a link to a toolkit, written by Govan Law Centre in Glasgow, for mounting a legal challenge to Bedroom Tax decisions. It explains how you can challenge the cut in your housing benefit by sending a Dispute Form to your local council housing benefit office.
If you live in the Ollerton area and you are affected by the bedroom tax, or simply want to ask our team some questions, pop along to our event on Tuesday 16th April, from 1-3pm at the Activities Centre on Back Lane in Ollerton.
Join us for a cup of tea and find out more about Homeswapper (the online system for swapping homes with other tenants), or how the benefit changes are going to affect you. Our friendly team will be there to help, so do come down and say hello!
Joe Halewood’s advice on how to make the Bedroom Tax unworkable by clogging the local HB dept with a mass co-ordinated campaign of appeal requests.