Socialist Worker

Scottish campaigners say, 'We beat the Bedroom Tax'

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2389

Tenant campaigner Marion Nisbet

Tenant campaigner Marion Nisbet (Pic: Joshua Brown)


A year of protests has forced the Scottish government to banish the bedroom tax, with an extra £15 million of payments to the poor tenants it affects.

“It’s such great news—and it’s down to the grassroots resistance,” Marion Nisbet, a campaigner in the Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation, told Socialist Worker.

“One of the demonstrations in Glasgow had 8,000 people on it—we haven’t had anything like this since the Poll Tax.”

The bedroom tax is falling apart and nationwide protests are planned on Saturday 5 April. Leeds tenant Liz Kitching said, “This is a great leap towards getting the bedroom tax finished off completely.”

 


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