The UK Government’s iniquitous Bedroom Tax has been further discredited following a top QC’s ruling that dimensions do matter when it comes to defining a bedroom.
Around 75,000 people in Scotland – many of them disabled and suffering from terminal illnesses including Motor Neurone Disease - have had their housing benefit cut after being told they have more bedrooms than they need.
The ruling, reported in The Courier today, has been welcomed by the SNP who have reiterated that the way to rid Scotland of the UK Government’s Tory Bedroom Tax is with a YES vote next year.
Depute Leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon said:
“This ruling could be of huge significance, and underlines the already existing concerns that the Bedroom Tax is in breach of human rights.
“SNP councils are refusing to evict families and individuals hit by the Bedroom Tax doing their best to pay, and Fife and Fife Council now ought to follow the SNP’s lead.
“The UK Government should abandon the Bedroom Tax which is becoming an unworkable as well as iniquitous shambles – just like the Poll Tax before it.
“But both the Tories show no sign of budging and Labour are all over the place on this rotten policy which hits the most vulnerable in society. Only a Yes vote will abolish it.