The Petition calls on the UK Government to Stop the Bedroom Tax, as it is having an unfair impact on, and causing severe hardship to tenants in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency.
To the House of Commons.
The Petition of Kilmarnock and Loudoun Constituents,
Declares that the Petitioners believe that while sensible welfare reform is necessary, it is unacceptable that the Government is proceeding with its Spare Room Subsidy (the “Bedroom Tax”) despite its admission that there are not enough suitable properties for tenants to move into; further that according to the Scottish Government, around 95,000 households in the social rented sector in Scotland could be affected by the tax, losing on average between £27 and £65 per month; further that while there are around 95,000 under-occupied homes, there are only around 26,000 over-occupied homes and that according to research by Citizens Advice Scotland, 40,000 households in Scotland are likely to run up rent arrears and over 10,000 face homelessness as a result of this tax.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Work and Pensions to end the spare room subsidy (the “Bedroom Tax”) and ensure that no family is forced to pay a tax on their home when no suitable alternative is available.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
The Stop the Bedroom Tax (Kilmarnock and Loudoun) petition to UK Government was written by cathy jamieson and is in the category Government at GoPetition.