The Bill to repeal the Bedroom Tax

On Tuesday 8th April 2014, Valerie joined Rachel Reeves MP to demonstrate their support for Bill 174, which repeals the bedroom tax.

Valerie said:

“I support this Bill to end the Bedroom Tax. A large number of my constituents have written to me opposing the Bedroom Tax, that puts an extra financial burden on those who can least afford to pay it. The Bedroom Tax is an unfair measure that hits over 400,000 disabled people and affects vulnerable people through no fault of their own.”

“A future Government I hope will pass this Bill which sets out legislation to end the Bedroom Tax. Whilst living situations do change this does not mean that people should be forced to move out of their home or pay for that privilege. I fully support the measures in the Bill and consider them to be essential in meeting the needs of hard working people.”

“It is essential that we help those in need of housing benefit and universal credit and that these are paid in an efficient and fair way. However the Bedroom Tax is costing the average person £720 a year. Repealing the Bedroom tax is the right thing to do.”