I am writing in response to your front page article regarding the 5.6% rent increase for all Council homes in Wigan, which is significantly above the rate of inflation. At a recent meeting of Wigan Council on the 7th November and various local Labour MP's since have criticised the government over "Th Bedroom Tax" and rightly so. I find this decision unnacceptable in these circumstances because such an increase also means the element in "The Bedroom Tax" will also increase by 5.6%, imposing even more hardship on the people of Wigan, who find themselves in this situation. We are fundamentally opposed to the decision made by Wigan Council.
Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader, Community Action Party