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Will the Tories be embarrassed by the Affordable Housing Bill?

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As far as I am concerned supporting reform of the Bedroom Tax is tantamount to support of the Bedroom Tax in principle.

I have to add we seem to have forgotten one little thing; this reform will not give anybody a spare room; it will allow them an exemption if the room is needed because of disability, notwithstanding the limitations in the bill and therefore the ‘spare room’ principle of the Bedroom Tax doesn’t morally apply BECAUSE THE ROOM IS NOT SPARE BUT IN USE.

I have been against the Bedroom Tax from the beginning, partly on the basis that a spare room is not a luxury in the 21st century, and if one’s circumstances means that you cannot afford the rent on you dwelling, including a spare room then you should get an appropriate rebate to make your rent affordable. The Bedroom Tax removes the ability to pay your rent in these circumstances.

Blogged on VOX POLITICAL- Mike Sivier

Tomorrow (Friday) the Labour Party will do something it hasn’t done in a fair few years – support a Parliamentary Bill put forward by a Liberal Democrat!

Andrew George’s Affordable Housing Bill seeks to soften the effects of the Bedroom Tax by exempting households in which disabled people have had adaptations made to the building, and in which any person in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (but notably not Employment and Support Allowance) is not able to share a bedroom with a partner, meaning that all bedrooms are occupied, if only by the claimant and their partner.

Read the rest of Mike’s post, 701 more words.

 

 

 

 

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Written by Smiling Carcass

05/09/2014 at 8:20 AM

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  1. The real problem is the lack of Soc. Houses. Which all old parties have done nothing about. You were right in 1st few words. Alliance parties & Money reform pledge to revoke the tax & start Building 500,000 Soc. Homes pa

    prometheus1938

    05/09/2014 at 8:47 AM


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