UKIP   HOUSING   AND   ENVIRONMENT

Posted by: In: Bedroom Tax 13 Feb 2014 Comments: 404

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Andrew Charalambous, the housing spokesperson for Nigel Farage’s party, says the current government’s – under – occupation penalty – occupation penalty – often referred to as the bedroom tax – is ‘nonsensical’.
Under this policy, social tenants of working age on housing benefit will have their payments cut if they have one or more spare bedrooms.
Mr Charalambous, said: “We’d absolutely scrap the bedroom tax. It’s just tokenism and has no real effect. It causes a lot hardship, pain and suffering. Housing should be there to make people’s lives better.”
His comments come in the wake of UKIP’s strong performance in this month’s local elections: the party took 147 seats in England, a gain of 139. UKIP were the first party to openly say they would scrap the bedroom tax.
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Gavin Smart, director of policy and practice at the Chartered Institute of Housing, said it was interesting to see UKIP’s housing priorities and ideas for local housing initiatives.