Axe the Tax

Local Member of Parliament, John Robertson, has today voted to abolish the Bedroom Tax.

John Robertson, speaking in the House of Commons, described the Bedroom Tax as an "horrendous and pernicious tax, which targets some of the most vulnerable people living in our communities."

Figures demonstrate that Glasgow is one of the worst affected cities in the UK, with more than 12,000 people being forced to make up weekly reduction caused by the cut to Housing Benefit.

John raised the cases of two constituents, one a self-employed 60yr old, who barely makes ends meet, and a single, disabled father who keeps bedrooms ready for his two children.

Because of the Tory Bedroom Tax, both have to make up an extra £40 a month which they simply can't afford.

A Labour Government will abolish the Bedroom Tax.