This article written by Rory MacKinnon and originally titled ‘Watchdog probes tax ‘linked to suicide cases’ was first published by the Morning Star on Tuesday 27th August 2013. I read it at the Welfare News Service and am sharing based on their copyright policy which allows reproduction of articles in return for credit to their organisation.
A UN watchdog will touch down in Britain tomorrow to investigate the “bedroom tax” and eviction threats driving tenants to suicide.
United Nations special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik is charged with assessing whether member states have delivered on the right to adequate housing – a fact-finding mission that is likely to infuriate PM David Cameron.
The PM described Britain in a speech to the UN last year as “a country that keeps its promises to the poorest.”
Yet more than 660,000 of the poorest households in Britain are expected to fall into arrears under…
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