EDINBURGH COUNCIL AGREE TO COVER BEDROOM TAX FOR ALL TENANTS

The City of Edinburgh Council have agreed to pay all tenants hit by the bedroom tax the money they need to cover the tax in full, without the need for means-testing or filling in forms.               Lothian Anti Bedroom Tax Federation delegates addressed the full Council meeting on 26 June.  Following the deputation, councillors unanimously agreed a motion from the Greens Steve Burgess  that “all qualifying Bedroom tax (under occupancy) Discretionary Housing Payment applications are appropriately backdated and paid in full without the need for a financial assessment.” Continue reading

WE URGE ALL BEDROOM TAX VICTIMS TO APPLY AGAIN FOR DHP – EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN REFUSED BEFORE

The Scottish Anti Bedroom Tax Federation is delighted with today’s news that Westminster is devolving the power to lift the cap on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) allowing the Scottish Government to fully mitigate the bedroom tax in Scotland. We demand that Westminster now do this urgently.
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Lothian Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation Meeting

10am Saturday 12th April 2014                                                                                      

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Leith.

All welcome.

Scottish Victory Against the Bedroom Tax

The Scottish Anti Bedroom Tax Federation decided to have our National Committee on Sunday 9th February in the Glasgow Unison Offices. After the great news from Wednesday’s budget that the bedroom tax in Scotland is to be fully mitigated, Anti Bedroom Tax Campaigners have hailed this a Victory due to all of the pressure we have put on the Labour Party and the SNP forcing them to finally take action, effectively killing the bedroom tax in Scotland. Continue reading

BIN THE BEDROOM TAX – NORTH EDINBURGH PUBLIC MEETING

NO CUTS NO AUSTERITY
BIN THE BEDROOM TAX
PUBLIC MEETING
6pm Wednesday 12th February
North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 15a Pennywell Rd
(back of Pennywell shops, by library)  All welcome
Hear how we are beating the bedroom tax
Learn how to fill in the form to claim Discretionary Housing Payment to
cover your bedroom tax
PEOPLE NOT PROFIT

Organised by Muirhouse Anti Bedroom Tax Group and North Edinburgh Fights
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Lothian Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation response to Edinburgh Council on DHPs

On the 1st October Lothian Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation presented Edinburgh Council with a list of improvements they should make to their Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme. This week the Council responded, failing to agree to the majority of the requests. Read on for the Federation’s response. (DHPs are the money made available to effectively pay the bedroom tax for those that can’t afford it). Continue reading

Glasgow judge finds bedroom tax breaches human rights

Applying the bedroom tax to a couple who cannot share a room because of one partner’s disability is a breach of their human rights, a Scottish tribunal has ruled. A woman with multiple sclerosis won her appeal against Glasgow Council’s decision to apply the 14 per cent deduction for her ‘spare’ bedroom on Friday. Continue reading

Bedroom Tax – Council promise to boost Discretionary payments as non-payment soars

“Hit by the bedroom tax?  Apply for Discretionary Housing Payment now!” That was the message from the City of Edinburgh Council meeting on 1st October where anti bedroom tax campaigners addressed the Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee. The Scottish Government has made a “game-changing” £20 million available and at this meeting Edinburgh Council authorised officials to immediately start paying out more Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP). Continue reading

No Bedroom Tax! Protest at Edinburgh Council

Anti-Bedroom Tax Protest and Delegation to City of Edinburgh Council

9.15am Tuesday 1st October 2013

City Chambers, High St

Meeting of Corporate Policy and Strategy committee starts 10am. Come with placards and banners to make your feelings known. A delegation from the Lothian Federation of anti bedroom tax groups will speak at the meeting and emphasise the hardship caused by the tax. Continue reading