Dear Sheffield City Council,
You were warned.
You are aware of the possible consequences.
Your much-publicised intent could have the same consequences.
You are wilfully and deliberately creating conditions that can lead to deaths.
Its time to step aside.
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IT IS TIME TO ASK SHEFFIELD COUNCIL IF IT INTENDS TO CONTINUE WITH A POLICY THAT IT KNOWS CAN LEAD TO DEATH
Bedroom tax protest in memory of suicide victim
13 June 2013 | By Chloë Stothart
A protest is being staged in Birmingham on Saturday in memory of a woman who commited suicide over the bedroom tax.
The demonstration, organised by Birmingham Benefits Justice Campaign, will remember Stephanie Bottrill who left a note blaming the government for her death.
She had been told she would need to pay an extra £20 a week because she lived alone in a three bedroom house after her two children had grown up and moved out.
The demonstration is at 12.00pm on Saturday in Chamberlain Square.
A freedom of information act request by the Labour Party published in April found 13,557 households are affected by the bedroom tax in Birmingham but just 368 one- and two-bedroom properties are currently unoccupied.
The campaigners have demanded that the council refuse to evict tenants who fall into arrears as a result of the bedroom tax.
H&C agency now charging fees for its 'services' ?
What a cheek ! - or wasn’t this the original plan all along ?
The H&C agency was set up to provide the government-lead housing services that our taxes provide for.
Now it is proposed ( as with so many other services ) that its 'customers' ( that means you and me ) will be charged for services that we are already paying for ( and for a large part either not getting at all or at best an inadequate service ).
As with all the rest of these so-called tax-payer-paid government ( non ) 'services', if these organisations are going to start charging for what we are already paying for, as a preliminary to privatisation, then at least the equivalent tax should be refunded to the taxpayer.
What chance of that happening ?
We must not forget who headed-up this organisation before he moved to lofty No 10 heights - of course the same man who left his legacy to Sheffield !