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Glasgow City Council questioned on impact of the Bedroom Tax

09 October 2013

The Scottish Affairs Committee takes evidence from Glasgow City Council at 2.30pm on Wednesday 9 October 2013.

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 introduced new size criteria for housing benefit claims in the social rented sector. The removal of the spare room subsidy, also known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’ or ‘under-occupation penalty’, came into force on 1 April 2013.

The Committee is inquiring into how changes to housing benefit, and the introduction of the spare room subsidy or bedroom tax, will impact upon people in Scotland.

Glasgow City Council are responsible for paying housing benefit to thousands of tenants in Scotland.

This session hopes to explore how the changes have affected claimants in Glasgow, and the resources available to the City Council to meet their needs.

Witnesses

Wednesday 9 October

At 2.30pm in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

  • Councillor Matt Kerr, Executive Member for Health and Social Care (Homelessness and Welfare Reform)
  • Morag Johnson, Assistant Director, Financial Services
  • Richard Gass, Manager of Social Work Services, Service Modernisation, Glasgow City Council

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