Bedroom Tax

Half-Naked Man Hurls Tiles At Police In Protest Over Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

A disgruntled man flung roof tiles from the top of his terraced home in a six-hour protest at the government's welfare policies as police attempted to...

The Hypocrisy of the Labour Party on Welfare Reform

Liam Marshall-Ascough | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Marshall-Ascough

The Labour Party and some on the left are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to helping those most in need and raising the living standards of the poorest in our society. I'd like to pose the question of what has the Labour Party done for the people they say the government are letting down?

'Here's A Free Creme Egg For Enduring Bedroom Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A housing association in Wales appears to have written to its tenants offering them a free creme egg for enduring the extra cost of the so-called bedr...

Jack Sommers

Couple Exempt From Bedroom Tax After Court Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A couple has won a court case to be exempt from the so-called bedroom tax after arguing they needed two rooms due to the woman's severe disability, po...

Tory Minister Lord Freud Keeps Being Called 'Lord Fraud' By Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

As the minister wheeled out to defend the government's so-called "bedroom tax" in the House of Lords, Conservative minister Lord Freud is not too popu...

Bedroom Tax Causing 'Severe Distress' To Disabled, Warn MPs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Disabled people are suffering "severe financial hardship and distress" as a result of the so-called bedroom tax, a cross-party committee of MPs has co...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Let Them Buy Lamborghinis

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 21 March 2014... 1) LET THEM BUY LAMBORGHINIS The Mirror wins the best headline award for it...

Does the Government Really Care About Homelessness?

Nash Riggins | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Ever since the coalition came to power in 2010, they've carried out reform after reform under the sanctimonious presumption that we've got to 'trim the fat' off of Britain's social safety net... Less than a year into the implementation of these callous reforms, that same, self-inflicted shot in the foot has landed us on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster.

Cameron's Benefit Cuts Savaged By Bishops

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

David Cameron's benefit cuts have been savaged by 27 bishops, who say they have caused a "national crisis". The Church of England leaders directly ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Sleepwalking Into A National Security Crisis On Climate Change'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 16 February 2014... 1) 'SLEEPWALKING INTO A NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS ON CLIMATE CHANGE' We'v...

'Thousands Wrongly Hit By Bedroom Tax Changes'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

The Government has been accused of understating the number of council tenants who have been wrongly hit by the so-called 'bedroom tax' changes to hous...

Bedroom Tax - Finally Killed by Plain Old Common-Sense?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

The Bedroom Tax - the most ill-conceived, misbegotten, malicious and counter-productive piece of misguided legislation since - well, since the Poll Tax - may just have been dealt a fatal blow by a Tribunal judge wielding the trusty old sword of common-sense.

The Bedroom Tax in Scotland Is Over: A Victory for Tenants

Alan Wyllie | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

This victory is not down to just one campaign or one person. This victory is due to the hard work of EVERYONE who joined the fight against the bedroom tax. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.

Beyond the Tube Strike

Grainne Gillis | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

The type of politics that has been practised over the last four years is that of the smoke-and-mirrors variety; divert the public's attention to one over-inflated issue/persona while deflecting from what the core truth of the matter actually is...

Coalition Rage At 'Partisan' UN Call To End Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

United Nations investigator Raquel Rolnik's report on UK housing, in which she calls on the government to scrap the bedroom tax, has been attacked by ...

No2BedroomTax Campaigners Calls on the Scottish Government to Fund Bedroom Tax Shortfall in Scotland

Alan Wyllie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

On Tuesday 28 January, the No2BedroomTax Campaign will present our petition that calls for "the Scottish Government to make approximately £50 million available to mitigate all effects of the bedroom tax in Scotland" to the Welfare Reform Committee at the Scottish Parliament. This petition is not asking for changes in legislation but instead calls for a temporary funding measures that will protect tenants, Housing Associations and Councils in Scotland.

It's Time for a New Debate on Welfare

Nash Riggins | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Much like the IT errors that transformed Barack Obama's revolutionary dream of affordable healthcare for all Americans into a conservative pundit's wet dream, Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit system has been dogged by design flaws from day one.

Thousands Of Tenants Due Refund Over Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Government has been accused of a shambolic roll-out of the Bedroom Tax, with thousands of tenants wrongly hit and due a refund. The Department ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is This Labour's Eurosceptic Moment?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 10 January 2013... 1) IS THIS LABOUR'S EUROSCEPTIC MOMENT? Rising Labour star Chuka Umunna, ...

More Must be Done to Support Bereaved People

Joe Levenson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Joe Levenson

Every minute someone in Britain dies, and almost half of us report having been bereaved in the last five years. Yet society's response, often falls short - making it even harder for people to come to terms with the loss of someone close to them.

For the Sake of Humanity Society Must Unleash War on the Tories

John Wight | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

If nothing else, for the sake of our children and children's children, it is time for society to unleash war on the Tories. This, to clarify, will not be a war of aggression, it will be a war against their aggression on the part of those who understand that collectivism not individualism is what separates us from the abyss of barbarism.

I Don't Like the Bedroom Tax Either, But...

Dave Clements | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

There's not much to like about the bedroom tax. Ed Miliband, ever-desperate to engineer a connection with a bored and far-from-convinced electorate,...

Bedroom Tax Protest in Glasgow Planned for 29 March 2014

Alan Wyllie | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

The Bedroom Tax was introduced in April 2013 to public outrage to a blatantly unfair policy. Tenants and activists warned of the devastation that the bedroom tax would bring; The debt, evictions and mental torment that would hit some of the most vulnerable tenants in the UK.

£700Million to Spend? Some Ideas Which Might Be Better Than a Marriage Tax Allowance

Jenny A Allen | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

This Thursday the Chancellor gives his Autumn Statement. With the economic upturn shaky at best we can expect little in the way of good news and plenty more squeezing of budgets. Except, that is, for one thing. It appears that the Chancellor has £700million to spare on a measure that even its supporters claim won't any difference. So what's the truth? Are we in the grip of a near permanent austerity? Or do we have some cash to burn?

How the British Can Learn to Love Human Rights

Israel Butler | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

Human rights have become toxic in Britain. There is no genuine public debate over the issue - debates are supposed to be two sided, and progressive forces have not yet found a successful response to calls to scrap the Human Rights Act and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights... However, research on public attitudes suggests that this is a debate that pro-human rights forces could win.