Politics

Rent rises for Sandwell tenants

Sandwell Council House

Tenants are set to be hit with a one per cent increase in rent next year as Sandwell Council seeks to iron out anomalies left by different governments over the years.

Labour secretary in vow to scrap 'bedroom tax'

Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves argues that low wages and job insecurity are behind the rise in claimants

Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary told carers of disabled people that abolishing the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ would be her first job if the party wins the General Election.