PE01496: Bedroom Tax Mitigation

People Communities

Petitioner: Alan Wyllie on behalf of No2BedroomTax Campaign


Date Lodged: 03 October 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make approximately £50 million available to mitigate all effects of the bedroom tax in Scotland.


Petition History:


26 November 2013: The Committee took evidence from Alan Wyllie. The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Welfare Reform Committee to enable that Committee to consider it alongside the other evidence that has been gathered in relation to its report on "Bedroom Tax". Link to Official Report 26 November 2013 (515KB pdf)

3 December 2013: The Welfare Reform Committee considered its approach to PE1496 by Alan Wyllie on behalf of No2BedroomTax Campaign, on Bedroom Tax Mitigation. The Committee agreed to write to a number of organisations to seek their views on the Petition and will consider responses at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 3 December 2013 (396KB pdf)

28 January 2014: The Welfare Reform Committee considered the following petition - PE01496 by Alan Wyllie on Bedroom Tax mitigation and took evidence from-

Alan Wyllie, No2BedroomTax campaign, and Jack Ferguson, Unite Scotland Community Coordinator, No2BedroomTax campaign;

David Bookbinder, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Chartered Institute of Housing;

David Ogilvie, Policy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;

Jim Hayton, Policy Manager, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers.

Alan Wyllie agreed to provide the Committee with further written information on the differences in local authorities use of Discretionary Housing Payments. Link to Official Report 28 January 2014 (441KB pdf)

23 February 2016: The Welfare Reform Committee closed petition PE01496 in the name of Alan Wyllie on behalf of the No2BedroomTax Campaign on 'bedroom tax' mitigation. Link to Official Report 23 February 2016    

Link to Welfare Reform Committee consideration of the petition

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