Scrap bed­room tax

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Peo­ple should be able to live in de­cent, af­ford­able homes in a nice en­vi­ron­ment – but I see more and more peo­ple find­ing dif­fi­culty in get­ting lo­cal hous­ing.

The first pri­or­ity is more houses.

Lib­eral Democrats will in­crease the num­ber of af­ford­able homes built over the next five years – with 40,000 for so­cial rent rather than sale.

Lo­cally, the new houses in Fern­hill and Cathkin show what can be done – and af­ford­able heat­ing costs are a key part of the pack­age. We will ex­pand ac­tion to tackle fuel poverty and im­prove the energy ef­fi­ciency of homes.

The“bed­room tax”must be dumped.

In ar­eas like Spring­hall, the en­vi­ron­ment has be­come ne­glected – bin shel­ters, close mouths, paint­ing, back courts, need at­ten­tion.

Good ten­ants are en­ti­tled to see firm ac­tion by hous­ing man­agers to make sure every­one plays their part.

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