Monday, 20 May 2013

Pressure grows on Lambeth Council over 'Bedroom Tax' evictions

The Brixton Blog has reported on the growing pressure on Lambeth not to evict those who fall into arrears as a result of the new 'Bedroom Tax'.

The Loughborough Estate Tenants and Residents Association is now urging the council to not make those tenants leave their homes who face eviction as a result of the changes.

There was unanimous support for a motion urging the council to protect the 170 people on the Loughborough Estate facing a 14% cut in their housing benefit because they have a spare room.

We asked Lambeth council several months ago to follow the example of other councils around the country and not evict those residents who fall into arrears as a result of the Bedroom Tax. Lambeth Council refused.

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