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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 May 2014
Fighting the Bedroom Tax
Labour dominated Nottingham council issued a claim for a suspended possession order for a bedroom tax tenant who was less than four weeks in arrears and whose arrears had been decreasing for the last four months.
On the day of the hearing members of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Scrap the Bedroom Tax Defend Council Tax Benefit issued a giant 'summons' to the council for failing to respond to the campaign's requests for a meeting, failing to follow the eviction prevention protocol, failing to prevent possession hearings for bedroom tax tenants, failing to stand up to central government and failing to implement a no-evictions policy.
The claim for possession was adjourned for one year but the tenant's payments were increased - by £1.10 a week.
Now the tenant does not have the fear of eviction hanging over them, but how many tenants have slipped through the net with no legal support in court and are now stuck with court costs and a suspended possession order?
As we announced to passers-by, Nottingham council says it is against the bedroom tax and that it is unsustainable so why are they taking people to court for arrears?
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In The Socialist 28 May 2014:
Socialist Party election analysis
Con-Dems get a kicking
2014: The 'rejection election'
Euro elections revolt against capitalist establishment
Local elections 2014: A good base for TUSC to build on
Election appeal - don't delay!
International socialist news and analysis
India: resistance will grow after Modi victory
Socialist Party news and analysis
Unemployment kills: Fight for jobs
Super-wealthy get richer
Privatisation threatens postal service
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
PCS conference: Preparing for more battles
Care UK workers plan more action
NUT supports coordinated action on 10 July
Land Registry strike may just be the beginning
Wales TUC: If it wasn't for the socialists...
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Anti-cuts rally defies council ban and BNP
Nottingham: Fighting the Bedroom Tax
Bradford campaign for £10 an hour
The Socialist readers' comments
Why I didn't rejoin Labour
The Socialist postbag
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