Former Lib Dem MSP slams 'bedroom tax'

Liberal Democrats have criticised government ministers for failing to stop the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

Party members, gathered at the spring conference in Dundee, called on the coalition Government to defer the under-occupancy rules and reconsider its approach.

Former Lib Dem MSP Robert Brown led the criticism:

I hope that conference will send the clearest of messages to the Government, to Liberal Democrat ministers, that the policy is damaging and unfair.


Protests against 'bedroom tax'

Campaigners against the Government's controversial changes to housing benefits - dubbed 'bedroom tax' - have taken to the streets across the UK in protest.