Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Commenting on the news that a Tory MP said pensioners should no longer be exempt from paying the Bedroom Tax, SNP spokesperson for Work and Pensions Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP said:
“What he fails to realise however, is many pensioners on low incomes want to downsize but can't because there are not enough smaller houses- and the bedroom tax has increased demand.
“George Osborne has already promised new, massive cuts of £25 billion – including £12 billion from welfare. Westminster just do not get how tough things are for many Scots already suffering from UK government cuts. We know most Scots want welfare decisions to be made in Scotland and this is yet another reason to vote Yes for Scottish independence.”