Danny Alexander’s father Di takes aim at ‘bedroom tax’


The father of Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has launched a scathing attack on the “bedroom tax” in the annual report of a Scottish housing association.

Under the policy, social tenants deemed to have more bedrooms than they need have had their housing benefit reduced. Ministers suggest it will save about £500m a year.

Di Alexander, who chairs Lochaber Housing Association, said it was “particularly unfair in that it penalises both our tenants and ourselves for not being able to magic up a supply of smaller properties, particularly those with only one bedroom, when we have been funded by government since our inception to build nothing smaller than two-bedroomed flats and houses”.