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Bedroom Tax causing personal hardship

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The Bedroom Tax is an insensible piece of legislation causing maximum personal hardship with minimal financial savings.

Your story highlighting the disabled woman’s plight (Elaine’s paying price for her second carer, BoS 30 March) is just one story which was heard during the public meeting organised by the Labour Party held in Goldington recently.  

To hear the tales of woe and misery caused by this legislation was sorrowful and is something that is affecting people all over Bedfordshire.  Around 60-70% of those affected are disabled.  

Many “under occupied” homes are lived in by over 60s who are exempt from the tax.

Even if there were enough smaller properties to house them, many would require expensive adaptations and go through lengthy court processes to eventually become evicted.

The Liberal Democrats are now distancing themselves from the Bedroom Tax which they supported; after all, there is an election coming soon!

However, be in no doubt that Richard Fuller M.P and the Conservative Party continue to fully support it.

Labour will abolish the Bedroom Tax and will continue to fight with you both nationally and locally, to give you security in your homes and a decent standard of living.

Jade Norman

Letters Page, Bedfordshire on Sunday 13 April 2014

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