MP ‘scurried in back door’ claim protesters
Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander was accused of dodging bedroom tax protesters outside Highland Council headquarters in Inverness yesterday.
The Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey MP met fellow north MPs and the council’s welfare reform working group to discuss the impact of the UK Government’s controversial benefit changes on the Highlands.
Since being introduced in April the housing benefit cuts for residents deemed to have spare rooms has affected 2,470 people and council house rent arrears have increased by £105,530 over the same period, according to the latest figures.
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