Rat and Mouse
Tue
10
Nov
Raising the roof

A little plug for the Raise The Roof campaign. What's it about?

Since 1997 (i.e. under the current government) no change has been made to the income threshold of the Rent a Room Scheme - the threshold at present is £4,250 a year; the campaign would like to see this rise to £9,000 a year.

So? We'd all like to pay less tax, what makes landlords so special? The answer is that renting out a room is an oft-recommended route toward avoiding arrears and repossession, and yet 60% are above the annual threshold (and 91% in London). Some high-profile commentators are supporting the campaign. Visit it here.

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