STUC welcomes Bedroom Tax announcement

February 3rd 2014

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:

"The Bedroom Tax has been a campaigning priority for STUC since the announcement of the measure in 2012. It is testament to the campaigning activities of a whole range of community organisations that we have achieved some respite for those affected by the Tax. STUC also recognises that both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Labour Party have consistently opposed the Bedroom Tax, even if they have hitherto, not seen eye to eye on the tactics required to eliminate it. We are delighted that agreement now appears to have been reached"

"Today's success cannot hide the fact that a tranche of welfare reform measures and public service cuts continue to bite deeply into the living standards of our people and our communities. STUC will continue to campaign alongside Scottish communities to address the serious challenges we face"

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