Category Archives: Housing benefit

Willie Rennie takes up Bedroom Tax issue with Danny Alexander

“I am in constant dialogue (with the UK Government) because I’ve gathered evidence myself, I’ve seen people who are going to be affected by this. I’ll be working to make sure people are not hurt.” So said Scottish Lib Dem … Continue reading

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Nick: Just say no to the Tories on more welfare cuts

My stomach is churning already and the Tory Conference has barely started. It makes me feel sick to my core to hear the way that the Prime Minister of this country is scapegoating benefit claimants. The focus of the attack … Continue reading

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Why are Paddy and other Lib Dem Peers picking this Welfare Reform fight?

So, Liberal Democrat peers are preparing to stage a second major rebellion on the Welfare Reform Bill. The first, before Christmas, helped to defeat the Government’s plans to cut Housing Benefit for those in houses with one spare bedroom. Paddy … Continue reading

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Please help encourage Scottish Borders Council to do the right thing for a 6 year old?

Of all the damaging things the last Labour Government did, bringing in the Local Housing Allowance was one of the worst. This means that Housing Benefit claimants are entitled only to benefit based on the local market rent for the … Continue reading

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