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£3,400: the cost of another Tory Government to North East families forced to pay Bedroom Tax

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New figures from the House of Commons Library have shown families hit by the Bedroom Tax in the North East would pay £3400 over the course of another five year Parliament under David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

The Bedroom Tax is a flagship Tory policy and will be continued if they win in May 2015. Without the votes of Lib Dem MPs there would be no Bedroom Tax.

Helen Goodman MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform and MP for Bishop Auckland, said:

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be forced to pay £3800 under the Bedroom Tax if the Tories win again. This shows the big choice for the country in May, Ed Miliband will scrap the Bedroom Tax, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will continue to force hundreds of thousands of families to pay this cruel and unfair tax.

“There aren’t enough smaller properties to move into, so people are left with no choice but to pay up leading to more debt and arrears. It is another example of Tory Welfare Waste. The Bedroom Tax is cruel and unfair and will be scrapped if Labour wins in May.”

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