Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Widespread criticism of the new 'Bedroom Tax'

It would appear that the current corporate UK plc government policies on Council Tax and the 'Bedroom Tax' are heading into widespread dissent and criticism!

"David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said the tax would harm the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. It comes into force this week alongside a range of other tax and benefit changes.
"The bedroom tax is one of these once-in-a-generation decisions that is wrong in every respect," he said. "It's bad policy, it's bad economics, it's bad for hundreds of thousands of ordinary people whose lives will be made difficult for no benefit – and I think it's about to become profoundly bad politics."


"The leader of Clackmannanshire Council has said the authority is braced for the "devastating fallout" it expects changes to the welfare system to bring.
Councillor Gary Womersley said the council "would be the ones left to pick up the pieces" by the controversial under-occupation penalty."


"The committee – whose members include Aberconwy Conservative MP Guto Bebb and Blaenau Gwent Labour MP Nick Smith – has today published further concerns as the Government attempts to save £6.2bn by 2014-15.
Their report states: “At the time of the Committee’s evidence session, awareness of the reforms and their impact was worryingly low amongst those who will be directly affected.”


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