False Claim – Muslims can Avoid Paying Bedroom Tax by Designating One Bedroom as a Prayer Room – Hoax-Slayer


Messages circulating via social media claim that Muslims can be exempted from the new bedroom tax imposed on UK welfare recipients by setting aside the spare bedroom as a prayer room.  

Brief Analysis

The claims are false. Even if tenants choose to designate a room in their house as a place of worship, they cannot use this reason to avoid paying bedroom tax or any other taxes. Versions of this bogus message began circulating long before the bedroom tax was introduced.