A Labour government will immediately end the Tories’ Bedroom Tax
Ed Miliband is today announcing that an end to the Tories cruel and unfair Bedroom Tax - which has hit almost half a million people – will be the first act of his new Labour government.
The Bedroom Tax is indefensible. It's cruel and it doesn't even work. It has punished those most in need in our society, causing untold misery for half a million families across the UK, two thirds of which include a disabled person. It’s a tax that affects 200,000 children and 60,000 carers - people we should be helping, not hurting.
Under the Tories, a million more people could be hit by the tax in the next five years. This is a Government that cuts taxes for millionaires, opposes the mansion tax. It won’t abolish non-dom status but will keep the Bedroom Tax.
We will legislate straight away to abolish the Bedroom Tax - in England, in Wales, in Scotland, right across our United Kingdom.
From day one of the new Labour government, new funds will be made available to offset the full costs of the tax for all families currently paying it, with these funds distributed through local authorities. This will end family hardship while a new Labour government passes rapid legislation to put an end to David Cameron’s Bedroom Tax once and for all.