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Bill Kidd calls on UK Government to axe Bedroom Tax

Today, Bill Kidd signed a letter to Chancellor George Osborne calling on the UK government to axe the Bedroom Tax.

The letter was jointly signed by MSP colleagues as well as voluntary organisations, trade unions and disability groups.

 


Bill said:


“The Bedroom Tax is a direct attack on disabled and vulnerable Scots who will be forced out of their homes as the UK Government proceed with their vicious welfare reforms.


“The DWP’s concessions on the Housing Benefit show that the reforms are already falling apart, but many are still at risk of losing their homes due to an absurd policy.


“George Osborne has a perfect opportunity to safeguard homes for disabled and vulnerable Scots, who have been forced to live in bigger houses due to previous Conservative Government policies which restricted the housing stock.


“The support that this letter has received, from the STUC to small disability rights groups, shows how much of an issue this is to people in Scotland and I hope the Chancellor listens to our call.”

 

 

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