The Somerset West Lodging Scheme is a free service which has been developed to offer help and advice to residents in Sedgemoor and West Somerset who would like to earn an income from renting out their spare room. Their aim is to increase the availability of good quality accommodation to be made available to people of all ages by providing a comprehensive range of services completely free of charge to get your spare room ready to let.
If you claim Housing Benefit you can keep some of the income from a lodger until it affects your claim. However, if you claim Universal Credit your claim shouldn’t be affected.
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