Councils 'being left to implement Government's dirty work'

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Local Government

Local authorities are being left to implement the Government's dirty work, a councillor has said - in the week his authority is contacting some 2,500 households warning them of housing benefit cuts for having spare bedrooms. Cllr Bill McClements, cabinet member for resources at Telford and Wrekin Council, said taken together with cuts to council tax support, the so-called 'bedroom tax' could see people forced out of family homes they have lived in for a long time. This week the council is conta...

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