Posts Tagged ‘Bedroom Tax’

Scrap the bedroom tax, and regulate private rents

by Meric Apak.

It is not often I agree with this government. But I do on one count: the housing benefit bill is clearly out of control and must be brought down. Speaking at prime minister’s questions on 30 January 2013, David Cameron said “we are now spending as a country £23bn on housing benefit and we have […]

For the Tories, housing is just another market chip

by Michael Meacher.

A right to decent housing does not exist in the Tory lexicon. Three Tory measures in the last few weeks are now exposing the ruthlessness with which a rigged market is cutting swathes through the housing needs of all the most vulnerable groups within the population. First, housing benefit is being abolished for all persons […]

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