The Bedroom Tax is ill-thought-out and we oppose it.
It's set to hit over 100,000 households across Scotland from 1st April this year as a result of the UK Government’s welfare reform plans.
We want Scottish Ministers to act and protect Scotland's tenants who are under threat.
We have set out a three-point plan to ask the Scottish Government for:
- a guarantee that no-one should be evicted for Bedroom Tax arrears
- no-one to be deemed intentionally homeless if evicted for Bedroom Tax arrears
- make up to £50 million available this year to protect social landlords from bankruptcy
Read the press release urging the Housing Minister to Set Aside £50 Million to Protect Social Tenants from the Bedroom Tax
And, it will cost us more
How the bedroom tax is affecting you:
Frightened tenants need reassurance that they are not going to lose their homes because of this 'Draconian' reform
Penalising people for having an extra room assumes that there is a ready supply of smaller or shared properties for them to move to. This is simply not the case across Scotland.
It's time the Westminster Government reversed this mean-spirited reform and sent the bedroom tax to 'never-never land' where it belongs