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Bedroom tax eviction

 
October 7th 2014
 

A woman who was evicted from her home of almost 30 years after being unable to pay a £210 bedroom tax bill has found herself homeless.

Carol Sutherland, from Lincoln, was evicted in April after failing to pay an outstanding bill of £210 which built up after she was told to move to a smaller council property or lose £11.35 a week in benefits, reports the Lincolnshire Echo.

The 56-year-old, whose only income is her dead husband’s pension is now waiting for a bed at the Nomad Trust homeless shelter and gets food at a church drop-in.

It is understood that she failed to response to numerous attempts to discuss the outstanding bill. The council said it did not comment on individual cases, but urged people to contact them when financial difficulties stopped them paying bills.

 
 
 

October 2014

 

Contents

Upfront: Books to inspire

Immigration Bill checks

English drug deaths rise

Indy Ref sparks food bank

Harry’s film cleans up

Mother of all campaigns

Bill tackles surge of revenge evictions

In Focus: Soup runs

Youth allowance proposed

Gallery alert

Mental health help for all

Shelter moves into housing

Bedroom tax eviction

Interview: John Dolan

My view: B&Bs don't care

 

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