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Labour pledges to scrap Lib Dem / Tory Bedroom Tax

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On the one year anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, Andrew Smith MP pledged a Labour government will scrap the Bedroom Tax which has hit 729 families in Oxford.

Since the Lib Dem / Tory Coalition Government introduced the Bedroom Tax low-income households have been forced to find, on average an extra £720 a year.

Figures from the National Housing Federation show that two thirds of households hit by the Bedroom Tax cannot find the money to pay their rents and one in seven are at risk of eviction.

Andrew said: "We can't afford another year of the Lib Dem / Tory Bedroom Tax. 729 households in Oxford have been hit by this cruel and costly tax. It's time for the Coalition to ditch the Bedroom Tax, If they don't, then a Labour government will."

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