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PE01638: Local Housing Allowance (Bedroom tax 2)

People Communities

Petitioner: Sean Clerkin


Date Lodged: 14 March 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to bring forward a debate on the issue of the bedroom tax, in particular the planned Local Housing Allowance cap ("bedroom tax 2").

Petition History:


27 April 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers. Link to the Official Report

29 June 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Department for Work and Pensions. The Committee also agreed to seek clarification from relevant subject committees as to whether the subject of local housing allowance is included in their future work programmes. The Official Report of this meeting will be available by 4 July 2017.

21 December 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the petitioner has confirmed that he is content to withdraw the petition given that the UK Government has dropped its plans to introduce local housing allowance rates to the social rented sector. Link to Official Report 21 December 2017

Written Submissions:

Dont think this is a lawful tax bedroom tac seems ti have been made up by the Romans lol

Carol Kalkowski

19:44 on 06 Mar 2017

It's about the westminister government, were getting all the money that is owned to the public purse, from all the corporate companies that have not paid any taxes, and leave the vulnerable and those in need alone!

Marie Spencer

16:55 on 04 Mar 2017

These new cuts are a clear indication that Westminster has not turned its back on austerity and even more cuts to come and once again the victims will be those least able to cope. ''This government keeps turning its back on those who deserve support and help but the SNP will continue to be the only effective opposition at Westminster - and we will continue to be a thorn in the side of the Tories.''

Samantha lee

18:03 on 03 Mar 2017

I have worked all my life and have paid more than enough taxes.They should be chasing up the wealthy tax dodgers instead of the more vulnerable people.

James Dryburgh

9:45 on 22 Feb 2017

start telling people you know and pass it on ,i found the petition by chance,


23:31 on 21 Feb 2017

This is punishing the vulnerable people

Susan Goodwin

20:57 on 15 Feb 2017

I am being charged bedroom tax

Susan goodwin

20:55 on 15 Feb 2017

It is an iniquitous tax, unfairly discriminating against people with fewer means, and it takes little or no account of a house-holders needs, possessions, interests, family visits accommodation, or anything. That politicians, many of whom have more than one house, should promote this sort of thing is a total disgrace and outrage. Shame on them!

Arthur Jones

11:42 on 11 Feb 2017

This a punitive and vindictive and unnecessary tax that must be stopped.

donald anderson

21:35 on 08 Feb 2017

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