Over 1300 households in Glasgow North West have had their housing benefits cut due to the bedroom tax, according to data compiled by the SNP.

Scotland's governing party warned the Tories and Labour are "pushing families into poverty and costing Scotland millions of pounds" after their analysis found 1326 families have lost out on benefits as a result of the controversial tax.

The research, conducted by the SNP using the latest data available from the UK government's Department for Work and Pensions, revealed that 8,014 households in Glasgow City have had their housing benefits cut due to the policy as of February 2023.

And that number was just short of 1400 further west of the city.

Commenting, the Carol Monaghan MP said: "The Tories and Labour are pushing people across Scotland into poverty, and costing the Scottish Government hundreds of millions of pounds by choosing to continue imposing the bedroom tax against Scotland's will.

"This is yet another broken promise from the pro-Brexit Labour Party, who are becoming indistinguishable from the Tories.

“In contrast, the SNP Scottish Government has spent millions of pounds protecting families by mitigating policies like the bedroom tax – all with one hand tied behind our back.

“With the full powers of independence, Scotland could rid itself of Westminster control for good – which would make policies like the bedroom tax a thing of the past.”

A UK Government spokesperson said: “The removal of the spare room subsidy encourages mobility within the social rented sector, making better use of available social housing.

“We are providing record support worth an average of £3300 per household, have raised benefits including Universal Credit by 10.1%, increased the National Living Wage and have given an extra £82 million to help people in Scotland with food, energy and other essential costs.”

Scottish Labour have been contacted for comment.