Robert Walsh

Freelance writer from Cornwall

What We Learned Last Week (22/09 – 28/09)

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.

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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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This entry was posted on September 29, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
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