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Andrew George hopes to cut Bedroom Tax

Posted on: 1st September 2014 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

Andrew George hopes to cut Bedroom Tax through his Private Members Bill, due to be debated on Friday. He will take up key elements of the motion LibDems steered through Cornwall Council, trying to stop some people from being affected by this charge. He is trying to help the people willing to move to a smaller home but noRead More »

Motion Re Bedroom Tax Supported at Full Council

Posted on: 14th April 2014 | by Sue James | Posted in News

At Full Council last week it was agreed that the Leader of the Council will write to the relevant Government Minister and local Cornwall M.P’s to express concern about the impact of the Spare Room Subsidy (or Bedroom Tax) on local families and the finances of Cornwall Council and local Housing Providers. The letter willRead More »

Bedroom Tax

Posted on: 4th April 2014 | by Sue James | Posted in Blog

I fully agree with Alison Garnham, the Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, that “the bedroom tax is a hasty shambles”. Today I am pleased to read in the Guardian that Tim Farron, LibDem President, is speaking out against the tax. He says “It has caused huge social problems” and that it “demonisesRead More »

300 – 400 People Affected By Bedroom Tax May Get More Money Soon

Posted on: 17th January 2014 | by Sue James | Posted in News

A challenge to the Government bedroom tax regulations has discovered that some people should not have been having their Housing Benefit reduced. It seems that people living in social housing, at the same address since 1996, who have had Housing benefit all the time, should not have been charged for having a spare room. StaffRead More »

Other News From Full Council January 2014

Posted on: 15th January 2014 | by Sue James | Posted in News

BEDROOM TAX I put a motion to Council to lobby Government to make some groups of people exempt from the spare room subsidy (bedroom tax). This was based on my view that it is morally wrong to punish people judged to live in a home that is too big for them, if they are willingRead More »