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Local MP Jon Cruddas fights the Bedroom Tax

Mar 11, 2015

Recent statistics have highlighted that the effect of the Bedroom Tax locally is set to increase. Local MP Jon Cruddas is in full support of the Labour Party’s promise to abolish the hated ‘Tax’.

As of August 2014, 671 families in Dagenham and Rainham were paying the Bedroom Tax according to the Department of Work and Pensions statistics.

Today's attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax

Dec 17, 2014

Jon Cruddas MP has urged MPs from all parties to back Labour’s attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax by Christmas. Labour has forced a debate and vote in parliament taking place today (Wednesday 17th December) on the Bedroom Tax.

Jon Cruddas MP is in full support of the vote and will be present at the House today to cast his vote.

The 'Bedroom Tax' vote

Sep 09, 2014

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ is a policy which Jon Cruddas MP, along with his fellow Labour MPs, has been in strong opposition to since its introduction back in 2013. Since then Jon has been campaigning against the socially damaging policy across Dagenham and Rainham in the hope of highlighting its unjust impact on the local area.

The 'bedroom tax' - have your say!

Apr 11, 2013

Jon Cruddas MP: "The changes to the welfare and council tax benefts that were intorduced this month are hitting the local community hard. Many constituents have already raised their concerns through my office. I would be much obliged if you would take a few moments to fill in the survey below. Your views and opinions surrounding the 'bedroom tax' will be invaluable in the coming months when we look at the national impact."

Housing and Council Tax Benefit Advice Day

Mar 08, 2013

Housing and Council Tax Benefit Advice Day

 

The government is changing benefit rules from April 2013.

If you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit, come along to find out how these changes will affect you.

Statistics released today highlight the local impact of the 'Bedroom Tax'

Mar 06, 2013

National Housing Federation statistics reveal that 1,216 households will be hit by the government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ locally in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park. It is predicted that these households will lose an average of £728 a year. The report is broken down by constituency and highlights that the Bedroom Tax will hit 660,000 households nationwide, two thirds of them home to someone with a disability.

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