Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bedroom tax protests planned across UK

A left-wing thinktank is organising protests across the country as part of a ‘day of action’ against the government’s bedroom tax.

Labour Left is hoping to organise protests in 16 cities across Great Britain on 16 March. Details of protests in Liverpool, Hull, Manchester and Nottingham have already been announced.

On its website, Labour Left said: ‘These demonstrations are not exclusively for Labour Left or Labour party members.

‘If you are a local campaign group, union or just an individual who would like to express your views against this policy then please get involved.’

Other protests are taking place across the country over the next few weeks ahead of introduction of the bedroom tax on 1 April. Under the policy social housing tenants with spare bedrooms will face cuts to their housing benefit.

A demonstration, organised by campaign group Liverpool Against The Cuts, will take place in Bootle, Liverpool on Thursday. The protest will begin outside an office of housing association One Vision Housing.

Defend Council Housing is urging tenants and campaigners opposed to the bedroom tax to attend a summit in London on 9 March while a protest is planned for 30 March in Glasgow.

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