Fresh Start Agreement protects people from so-called bedroom tax – McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney  has said people in the North will be protected from the so-called bedroom tax as a result of the protections secured in the Fresh Start Agreement.

 

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“In recent days households may have received letters outlining a number of changes to the welfare system, including the so-called bedroom tax.

 

“The Fresh Start Agreement secured full mitigation for the so-called bedroom tax for all Housing Executive and housing association tenants.

 

“Those protections are unique to the North and will help thousands of people across our communities.

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