Monday 03 February 2020
Green Party NI Leader Clare Bailey MLA has responded to the announcement on the extension of protection from bedroom tax.
“I welcome this announcement from Minister Hargey and it will come as a relief for many people who have had the bedroom tax threat hanging over them for some time.
“The bedroom tax is a cruel Tory policy that has caused serious hardship to people in England and Wales and was set to hit Northern Ireland households even harder.
“I want to see the bedroom tax scrapped altogether but at this time it’s important to recognise the efforts of the sector in lobbying for the extension of these mitigations.
“There are a number of other welfare mitigations due to come to an end at the end of March – I look forward to further action from the Minister to address this.”
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