End of bedroom tax in Scotland
The 80,000 Scottish social tenants affected by the bedroom tax can rest more easily. Scottish Labour and SNP agreed to mitigate its impact. The budget was passed by
108 votes to 15 with only the Tories voting against.
It is clear that the Scottish government has very different priorities to those of Westminster when it comes to budget allocations. It’s only a shame that the solution took almost nine months to be agreed on. The delay wreaked havoc in the fragile budgets of the families affected by the bedroom tax. It led to evictions and suicide attempts.
Full details of the deal are available here.