Bedroom Tax

An Open Letter to the LGBT+ Community

Lisa Egan | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

The miners were probably the hardest hit during that particular 4 year term of office. And it was deeply heartening to hear a story about another oppressed group the government loathed - the LGBT community - coming to the support of others in solidarity just because it was the right thing to do.

Lib Dems Head for Meltdown as They Pick Benefit Row With Tories

Nick Stephenson | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Liberal Democrats decided early on that the politically expedient thing to do was to take ownership of all the government's actions even when they ideologically disagreed with them. Voters may accept parties changing policies over time, but they will not forget the hypocritical positions taken by a party simply to look 'governmental'.

Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This was an all-too-rare case of Labour and the Liberal Democrats coming together to defeat the Conservatives... I think we may see more of these two parties working together before polling day in May next year.

Disability Benefit Changes Bring UN Probe Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Politics

The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith's disability benefit changes have led to "grave or systemic violations...

Bedroom Tax Stress Drove Woman To Suicide

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The demands of the Bedroom Tax drove a mother-of-two to walk out in front of a lorry on the M6, an inquest has heard. Stephanie Bottrill, who had t...

Asa Bennett

8 Times Clegg Defended The Bedroom Tax...Before He Finally Opposed It

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has moved to distance the Lib Dems from the bedroom tax, in a major U-turn over the party's support for the unpopular welfare reform. Af...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 17 July 2014... 1) LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE You can tell a general election is around the corner. ...

Lib Dems Dramatic U-Turn On Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Lib Dems have performed a dramatic U-turn on their support for the bedroom tax, in a marked withdrawal of support for one of the coalition's most ...

11 Things That Happened In The Real World During #Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

While Westminster obsessed over Michael Gove's demotion sideways move, and the Daily Mail swooned over the height of Esther McVey's blow-dry, real thi...

60% Of 'Bedroom Tax' Houses In Arrears Due To Cut In Benefits

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Almost 60% of households affected by the "bedroom tax" changes were in arrears as a result of the cut to their housing benefit, an internal Government...

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 ...