Freelance writer from Cornwall
1) Tories defeated in bedroom tax bill amendment vote
Labour and Lib Dem MPs united to press forward with the Affordable Homes Bill in a vote that went against the Tory agenda on benefits.
The Affordable Homes Bill will amend the bedroom tax policy, making those unable to find a smaller home exempt from the levy.
Within a few months of the bedroom tax coming in, research showed that up to 96% of families hit by the tax had nowhere to move to, with a fall in building rates, social housing and scarcity of 1-2 bedroom housing.
The idiots that came up with this policy also put in a caveat that those affected would be unable to move until arrears are paid. And so a family that can and would move into a smaller house to avoid the charge and do as the government wants, can’t move…
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