Dundee becomes 1st Council to refuse ’bedroom tax’ evictions
Reports from last night’s meeting at Dundee City Council state that the authority has voted through a pledge not to evict tenants who fall behind on their rent as a result of the ’bedroom tax’.
The measure, reported to be in place for the next 12 months, has not been officially confirmed by the Council.
Councillor Jim McFarlane said: “Why should people who have lived in their home for 10, 20, 30 years be forced out by this government?”
“This is an attack on the poor by a government for the rich. It comes from ministers who have not just a spare bedroom or two but a spare mansion or two.”
Mike Dailly, who has campaigned actively against the new tax, said ; “the bottom line here is a council that is making a commitment which no-one can deny is progressive, and a big step in the right direction.”