Austerity Uncovered: STUC General Secretary calls for increase in Scottish Government funding to mitigate Bedroom Tax

June 28th 2013

Ahead of a major conference 'Scotland United Against the Bedroom Tax' STUC General Secretary has written to First Minister Alex Salmond calling for an increase in Scottish Government funding to mitigate the impact of the Bedroom Tax. He said:

"In my correspondence with the First Minister, I have made it clear that STUC recognises the severe resource constraints faced by local authorities and the Scottish Government itself. However the so-called Bedroom Tax presents such a threat to individuals, housing providers and the very fabric of our communities that immediate action is needed to prevent rising debt levels. It is within the power of the Scottish Government to increase funding to Scottish local authorities to enable far greater and more proactive use of Discretionary Housing Payments and we see this as a necessary measure given the widespread suffering and anxiety spreading through Scottish communities."

ENDS

[link to letter to First Minister]

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