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NewsBot
01-Feb-12, 14:30
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

'Bedroom tax' plans will punish the poor

The UK Government's Welfare Reform plans will rob Scotland of over 54 million a year, new analysis has confirmed, Housing Minister Keith Brown claimed today. The Westminster Bill will reduce the amount of housing benefit support that can be given to tenants in the social rented sector by introducing new size criteria for working-age Housing Benefit claimants, who have extra bedrooms. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=2773)]

Alrock
01-Feb-12, 19:35
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

'Bedroom tax' plans will punish the poor

... The House of Lords has already debated the Bill. At that point an amendment laid by Lord Best would allow the two bedroom deduction to stand, but require that the one bedroom deduction should only apply where suitable alternative accommodation is available to the tenant. ... [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=2773)]

I would have happily taken a one bedroom house, not my fault that all I was offered was a two bedroom house.

secretsquirrel
03-Feb-12, 16:16
once again a policy for english cities not for rural scotland - our only hope is independance - vote know

TAFKAL
05-Feb-12, 21:45
About time! People who work have kids that share, why should the non-working get extra?

starfish
05-Feb-12, 21:55
About time! People who work have kids that share, why should the non-working get extra? Its not about people with children that share is about people that claim benifits who live in a3 bed house but only use 1 bedroom the others are just spare. But do think they should consider a room that is used for medical reason as not a spare room. But if people down size is there enough social smaller houses for these people , it would be un fair to tax them if the government did not put in place more smaller housing.