Labour councillors propose steps to protect residents from Bedroom Tax


Labour councillors last week proposed a review into steps which could be taken to protect residents from the Tories Bedroom Tax.

The councillors called on the Mayor explore the option of re-classifying homes in order to avoid the draconian welfare attacks of the Government which could leave 4,515 households in the borough faced with higher bills or evictions.

Proposing the review Labour’s Deputy Spokesperson for Housing, Cllr John Pierce, said:

“The Bedroom Tax will put massive pressure on families to either cut back further or move home and will affect some of the most vulnerable in our society. With the public outcry it is only right that the Council looks at all the options to support residents.”

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