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Tory/Labour run council sends out Bedroom Tax eviction letters

Tory/Labour run council sends out Bedroom Tax eviction letters | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it

A local authority which is run by a Conservative / Labour alliance has sent out letters to council tenants serving Notice of Proceedings for Recovery of Possession due to rent arrears. The letters sent out to local people in South Ayrshire warn tenants that the council can take legal action to repossess a home any time during the six month period starting from the date on the notice. Serving the notice is a legal requirement before the council can take action at the Sheriff Court.

 


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Bill Boyd's curator insight, November 2, 2013 12:43 PM

What a complete and utter embarrassment that Tory AND Labour politicians in my local authority should combine to carry out the iniquitous welfare policies of the Westminster government.

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'Cap rents to reduce welfare spend,' says York council leader - The Guardian

'Cap rents to reduce welfare spend,' says York council leader - The Guardian | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
The Guardian 'Cap rents to reduce welfare spend,' says York council leader The Guardian Alexander thinks that the government is focusing too much on the people receiving welfare rather than on welfare spend: "There are not enough homes and...
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UK child poverty survey exposes 'grinding reality' of cold, damp homes

UK child poverty survey exposes 'grinding reality' of cold, damp homes | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Children's Society finds more than half of UK's 3m poor children complain of cold and 76% often worry about family finances

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Charity calls for Scottish Secretary to save homeless from 'bedroom tax' - The Courier

Charity calls for Scottish Secretary to save homeless from 'bedroom tax' - The Courier | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Charity calls for Scottish Secretary to save homeless from 'bedroom tax' The Courier Shelter Scotland says homeless people living in temporary accommodation owned by the local authority are affected by the “bedroom tax” whereas those living in...
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'It serves no purpose, it's a punishment': Bedroom tax slammed by Wigan ... - Mancunian Matters

'It serves no purpose, it's a punishment': Bedroom tax slammed by Wigan ... - Mancunian Matters | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
'It serves no purpose, it's a punishment': Bedroom tax slammed by Wigan ...
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The bedroom tax has been slammed by Wigan councillors as an unnecessary law which is putting a financial strain on families.
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Sue & Paul Rutherford Fighting the Bedroom Tax

 

Sue & Paul Rutherford are trying their hardest to care for their severely disabled grandchild; but with the introduction of the cruel 'bedroom tax', their future is uncertain.
Broadcast on Wed 30 Oct 2013, 11:00, BBC One


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Food Bank CEO Suggests Welfare Cuts May Spark Riots

Food Bank CEO Suggests Welfare Cuts May Spark Riots | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Paul Joseph Watson | "Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food". (This story went viral after appearing on Drudge. Heading to 5,000 comments before the end of the day.
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Bedroom Tax: Labour peer warns the hated ConDem charge will cost MORE ... - Mirror.co.uk

Bedroom Tax: Labour peer warns the hated ConDem charge will cost MORE ... - Mirror.co.uk | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
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Bedroom Tax: Labour peer warns the hated ConDem charge will cost MORE ...
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Welfare dependency isn't Britain's gravest economic problem. Pitiful pay is

Welfare dependency isn't Britain's gravest economic problem. Pitiful pay is | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: If the government really wanted to cut its benefit bill, it would ensure that employers give their workers a living wage

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Protest in memory of tragic bedroom tax mum Stephanie Bottrill - Birmingham Mail

Protest in memory of tragic bedroom tax mum Stephanie Bottrill
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She said protesters on Saturday will be calling on the city council not to evict anyone over the bedroom tax.
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Rethink: Victory for welfare campaigners as judges rule controversial disability benefits procedure is unfair

Rethink: Victory for welfare campaigners as judges rule controversial disability benefits procedure is unfair | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Three judges have ruled that the procedure currently used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to decide whether hundreds of thousands of people are eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) disadvantages people with mental...
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Three ways to curb the impact of the bedroom tax on the most vulnerable

Three ways to curb the impact of the bedroom tax on the most vulnerable | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Peabody's Daniel Hardy has seen the impact of the bedroom tax first-hand. He offers three suggestions that will make a big difference

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Proposal to retain welfare set-up

Proposal to retain welfare set-up | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
A welfare working group is to recommend Scotland shares the administration of pensions and benefits with the rest of the UK in the event of independence.

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DWP issues 'urgent bulletin' about bedroom tax tribunal decisions | News | Inside Housing

DWP issues 'urgent bulletin' about bedroom tax tribunal decisions | News | Inside Housing | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an ‘urgent bulletin’ calling on councils to notify it about any tribunal decisions relating to the bedroom tax.

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DWP bulletin insists that DWP is informed of Tribunal decisions

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This graph shows the UK economic recovery is just a dangerous London bubble

This graph shows the UK economic recovery is just a dangerous London bubble | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's George Osborne!) Here is a graph of house prices by Neal Hudson from Savills estate agents which illustrates very well the dangerous bubble in London being created by George Osbo...

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Time for tenants to unleash their real power (and sue landlords) over the bedroom tax

Time for tenants to unleash their real power (and sue landlords) over the bedroom tax | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Yesterday I posted about Magenta Living and their two-page leaflet in which they just don't get the bedroom tax.  Late yesterday in an emailed response to a request for them to send somebody to a m...

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Bornstein Law & Bay Property Group's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:13 PM

Bornstein & Bornstein Law firm represents both renters and owners with litigation and disputes.  Contact us today with questions 415-409-7611

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Cash available for help with 'bedroom tax' - Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Cash available for help with 'bedroom tax' - Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Cash available for help with 'bedroom tax'
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COUNCIL tenants affected by the changes to benefits with the so-called bedroom tax are to receive some help from their local councils.
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Internal memos reveal fresh attacks on benefit claimants and job centre workers

Internal memos reveal fresh attacks on benefit claimants and job centre workers | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
The government is changing the rules to make it harder for disabled people to appeal when it takes away their benefits.

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Twitter / IanBFAWU: Never again To end poverty ...

Twitter / IanBFAWU: Never again To end poverty ... | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Never again To end poverty in the UK that's why we created the welfare state declared The war heroes 1945 http://t.co/eUsaTBxadf
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Single parents 'biggest losers' from IDS' welfare reforms

Single parents 'biggest losers' from IDS' welfare reforms | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith's flagship universal credit reforms will make life for working single parents harder rather than easier, according to a report out today.
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Tenants in rent arrears offered six-month bedroom tax ‘holiday’ | News | Inside Housing

Tenants in rent arrears offered six-month bedroom tax ‘holiday’ | News | Inside Housing | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
A Welsh housing association is offering tenants a six-month ‘holiday’ from the bedroom tax, as arrears soar across the country.

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Labour must follow its radical disabilities report with action

Labour must follow its radical disabilities report with action | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Sue Marsh: Making Rights a Reality offers solutions to counter the erosion of support under the coalition – MPs have a duty to fight for change

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Welfare reform to 'push up' homelessness in Wales | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform to 'push up' homelessness in Wales | News | Inside Housing | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
The UK government’s welfare reforms are likely to increase homelessness in Wales, research has found.
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See my comments regarding the key finding of the report.

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36 councils call on government to abolish bedroom tax

36 councils call on government to abolish bedroom tax | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
Councillors representing 36 local authorities have urged the government to abolish its controversial bedroom tax policy.

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The next stage of the bedroom tax: families threatened with eviction

The next stage of the bedroom tax: families threatened with eviction | Bedroom Tax | Scoop.it
The possible damning effects of the bedroom tax are now becoming reality, and as Frances Ryan finds, people are struggling with arrears and trying desperately to hold off eviction.

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