Socialist Worker

Benefits campaigners call lobby at parliament

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2392

The court of Appeal ruled last week against disabled campaigners who said the bedroom tax and benefit cap discriminate against them.

But in the latest setback for the bedroom tax, an appeal judge has ruled that it should not apply to children whose parents are separated.

The Benefit Justice Federation has called a lobby of parliament and a protest on Friday 21 March when Labour MP Ian Lavery’s bill to scrap the bedroom tax is set to get its second reading.

And a national day of protests is planned to mark the bedroom tax’s first anniversary on Saturday 5 April. 

Ellen Clifford from Disabled People Against Cuts told Socialist Worker, “The victory against Atos (see page 6) shows the importance of keeping up the pressure at a national level.”


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