UN Watchdog To Investigate Bedroom Tax

Same Difference

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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We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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