The job of protecting Scottish poor from excesses of Tory austerity

tory-austerity-890x500John Robertson examines 

‘Council tax bailiffs should be called off, say charities’ (BBC website 4th May 2016)

‘Record numbers of people in council tax arrears, say charities’ (Guardian 4th May 2016)

‘Concern over use of bailiffs to chase council tax debts’ (Daily Mail 4th May 2016)

I know, I’m behind on this story. As often before, I missed it because it attracted little attention at the time. It was only when I came across a report by the Step Change debt charity, ‘Council Tax Debts’, that my regular interest in clarifying the Scottish dimension of any political information, arose. None of the above media reports mentioned Scotland nor did they mention England either. Even the BBC, which has a proudly-claimed responsibility for accuracy, failed to clarify that this was not a ‘crisis’ in Scotland ….

Read more here ….

 

Author :  Prof. John Robertson
Source :  Newsnet
Original Publication Date :  Jul 27, 2016
Article Link :  http://newsnet.scot/archive/job-protecting-scottish-poor-excesses-tory-austerity/
Archive Link :  http://archive.is/GyvNr
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