Deal to spell end of ‘bedroom tax’

By Tim Pauling

Published: 06/02/2014

Labour and the SNP reached a rare agreement yesterday that will effectively wipe out the so-called bedroom tax north of the border.

Finance Secretary John Swinney confirmed an extra £12million had been found to boost to £50million a fund set up to offset the impact on tenants.

The Scottish Government backed a Labour amendment to allocate extra resources to mitigate the impact of the UK Government welfare reform policy.

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