Local meeting for anti-bedroom tax group

A CAMPAIGN group opposed to the government’s so-called bedroom tax is set to hold a meeting in Arbroath on Wednesday.

The newly established Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation will be holding a meeting in the upper hall of Arbroath Community Centre at 7 p.m. On Wednesday (May 1).

The Federation was set-up at a conference in Glasgow on Saturday attended by 300 delegates from 40 local anti-bedroom tax campaigns from local communities across Scotland.

The meeting in Arbroath is being organised to set-up a local campaign in the Angus area.

The federation is calling for the scrapping of the bedroom tax and that councils and housing associations refuse to evict tenants who fall into rent arrears as a result of the loss of housing benefit.

A spokesperson said: “There are over 100,000 households in Scotland affected by this draconian attack on the poorest in our society.

“Hundreds of social housing tenants in Angus are affected and our campaign will not stand by and allow this to happen.

“We demand that Angus Council stand by their tenants and call for the scrapping of the tax and refuse to evict anyone who falls into rent arrears.”