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Fresh Start Agreement protects people from so-called bedroom tax - Maskey

10 May, 2016 - by Alex Maskey


Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said people in the North will be protected from the so-called bedroom tax as a result of the protections secured in the Fresh Start Agreement. 

Ms Maskey said; 

"In recent days households may have received letters outlining a number of changes to the welfare system, including the so-called bedroom tax. 

“The Fresh Start Agreement secured full mitigation for the so-called bedroom tax for all Housing Executive and housing association tenants. 

"Those protections are unique to the North and will help thousands of people across our communities."

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