Labour is planning to force a parliamentary vote on the bedroom tax in the autumn after the Liberal Democrat’s U-turn on the policy last week.
Last Thursday, Danny Alexander, Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, said the party had ‘reviewed its position’ and now believed only those who turn down a suitable offer of an alternative home should have their benefits reduced. However, the Lib Dems had voted against a similar amendment to the bill, proposed by the House of Lords, when the policy was originally going through parliament, reports Inside Housing.
The shadow work and pensions secretary, Rachel Reeves, has told the Sunday People: “The Lib Dems have a simple choice to make. They could do the right thing and vote with Labour. Or they can vote with their Tory friends to keep the cruel and unfair bedroom tax in place.”
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