Manchester City Council And Exemptions From The "Bedroom Tax"

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Dear Manchester City Council,

As has been publicised muslims can be exempted from the so-called "bedroom tax" by defining a spare bedroom (s) as a prayer room.

Under the Freedom Of Information Act please provide the following information:

1. Can other religions such as Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists etc. also obtain exemption from the so-called "bedroom tax" by defining their spare bedroom(s) as a prayer room(s)?

2. What religous artifacts/books need to be placed in any spare bedroom(s) to obtain exemption from the so-called "bedroom tax"?

3. How often would a spare bedroom(s)have to be used for prayer to classify it as a prayer room and therefore exempt from the so-called "bedroom tax"?

4. Would atheists be able to obtain exemption from the so-called "bedroom tax" by defining their spare bedroom(s) as a meditation or relaxation room?

5. What other uses for a spare bedroom would qualify a tenant for exemption from the so-called "bedroom tax"?

6. Are tenants with adult Children serving in the Armed Forces (but who otherwise live with their parents) exempt from the so-called "bedroom tax"?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Moran

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Moran

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: COR/CTAX/9JEKQP

Thank you for your request for information which was received by Manchester
City Council on 22 April 2014.

Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks)
for the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.

If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will be
notified and kept informed.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Spencer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]

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Mr Moran

Please find the attached response to your FOI request of 22 April 2014.



Jerry Hennelly
Quality Manager
Revenues & Benefits Unit
Corporate Services Department
Manchester City Council
PO Box 3, Manchester M15 5BA

Tel: +44 (0) 0161 953 8467; internal 811 8467
Fax +44  (0) 0161 455 1006

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There is no such exemption from the bedroom tax. For the use as a prayer room for any religion at all.