Labour commits to scrapping the bedroom tax.
Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has warmly welcomed Ed Miliband’s promise to scrap the bedroom tax if Labour wins power in 2015.
Wayne David has been a fierce opponent of the bedroom tax and, with the Caerphilly Borough’s two other Labour MPs, presented an 8,000 signature petition of Caerphilly Borough residents to 10 Downing Street opposing the tax earlier this year. Mr David also highlighted the case of Mr and Mrs Goodwin form Blackwood, both of whom are blind. On two occasions Mr David put questions to David Cameron in the House of Commons about the couple.
Wayne David said, "I am very pleased that Ed Miliband has made this announcement. Two thirds of people who have been hit by the bedroom tax are disabled and this tax is totally unfair.
"Ed Miliband has come forward with a carefully costed proposal. Scrapping the bedroom tax will be funded by closing a hedge fund tax loophole. This will mean that those with plenty of money will pay for some of the least well-off being relieved of the burden of the bedroom tax".