Posted on Wednesday 13 March 2013 by Pieter A. Bell
Work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith staged a climb-down on the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ by exempting foster parents, certain disabled people and Armed Forces families. Shelter NI welcomes these concessions and regard them as important relief for the three groups concerned.
However, the majority of 32,430 households will still be affected by the bedroom tax in Northern Ireland. Shelter NI still has grave concerns regarding the controversial ‘bedroom tax’ provisions and would urge the Westminster Government to reconsider the rationale for implementing this unfair tax.