Hain calls for Bedroom Tax to be scrapped

MP for Neath Peter Hain has called for the ‘unfair and unworkable’ Bedroom Tax to be scrapped.

According to Mr Hain, ‘the upcoming Bedroom Tax Opposition Day debate and vote in Parliament taking place on Tuesday 12th November is a vital opportunity to scrap the punitive Bedroom Tax.’

‘I have been contacted by a number of constituents throughout Neath who have been affected by this terrible and oppressive tax,’ says Mr Hain. ‘The Bedroom Tax hits disabled and vulnerable people the hardest and may cost more than it saves. For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, hitting vulnerable people through no fault of their own. It divides families and attacks people with chronic disabilities. It’s time to scrap this tax.’

Mr Hain would like to urge as many people as possible to sign the petition in protest of the Bedroom Tax at www.labour.org.uk/bedroomtax. People can also join the virtual lobby by using the hashtag #bedroomtax on Twitter and Facebook up to, during and on the day of the vote.