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Housing Associations should tell tenants that bedroom tax won't apply - McCann

13 December, 2016 - by Fra McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has called on Housing Associations to advise tenants that a Stormont welfare mitigation package will cancel out the bedroom tax.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“I would ask the housing associations to tell tenants that the bedroom tax in the north will be cancelled out by the Executive’s welfare mitigation package.

“Sinn Féin fought for mitigation measures that made bedroom tax redundant in the North and these measures were passed by the Executive.

“Any shortfall to housing benefit as a result of the introduction of the ‘bedroom tax’ will be calculated and mitigated automatically.

“Anyone with any concerns can call into their local Sinn Féin Office.” 

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