The Government’s Bedroom Tax is both cruel and unfair and the Government should repeal it. If they do not, the Leader of the Opposition has stated that a future Labour Government will do so.
The bedroom tax will hit 660,000 people including over 400,000 disabled people and 60,000 carers. For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere similar to move to and the average family affected will lose £720 a year.
I know how seriously the bedroom tax is affecting people in our local community and across the country and that many local authorities and housing associations are being put in impossible situations. There is also a risk that the bedroom tax will cost more than it saves.
That is why I believe the bedroom tax should be scrapped immediately and why I am so pleased with Labour’s pledge to abolish it as soon as possible.