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Tenants demand a hearing

Issue No. 2359

Tenants in Manchester are demanding the right to speak at the Chartered Institute of Housing in the city this week.

Bosses of housing associations will debate their response to the bedroom tax. 

Many report that between 40 and 70 percent of their affected tenants have not paid. 

Landlords have spoken out against the bedroom tax, but the Tories still expect them to evict tenants who can’t afford to pay.

Delegates will hear from bankers and Tory ministers—but as it stands, not from a single tenant.

Greater Manchester No Bedroom Tax campaign has called a protest on Thursday when Freud is due to speak. 

The protest is supported by the national Anti Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation.

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