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Protests pile on pressure to scrap the bedroom tax

17 September 2013
Politicians in all three parties are struggling under fire to contain the opposition to the bedroom tax.

Tories left fuming after UN official says scrap the bedroom tax

11 September 2013
A senior United Nations (UN) official has said the Tories’ bedroom tax must be “suspended immediately”.

Victory for campaigners as council backs off from bedroom tax evictions

30 August 2013
Campaigners in Viewpark, Uddingston, scored a massive victory against the bedroom tax yesterday, forcing North Lanarkshire council to back off from threats to evict tenants.

News in brief round-up

27 August 2013
Charities slam benefit tests | LGBT people face bigotry at work | Child poverty worse than 1960s

Benefit changes plunge thousands into poverty

13 August 2013
Thousands of people in 40 local authorities had their income slashed on Monday of this week in the final phase of the Tories’ benefit cap.

Protesters rally to support Reverend Paul Nicolson

06 August 2013
Activists rallied in support of Reverend Paul Nicolson outside Tottenham Magistrates Court in north London on Friday morning of last week.

Court backs bedroom tax - but protests grow

30 July 2013
The Tories’ bedroom tax is pushing people to despair but resistance is growing too, reports Dave Sewell

‘Caring’ council leader hauls tenants into court over council tax arrears

30 July 2013
The Guardian newspaper ran an article on the Labour leader of Leeds City Council Keith Wakefield last week. It told a story of how he has stood up for benefit claimants.

We will resist bedroom tax evictions

23 July 2013
Tenants and supporters were set to protest against the bedroom tax around England on Saturday of this week.

Claimants and workers fight bedroom tax in Manchester

23 July 2013
More than 100 people from across Greater Manchester came to the city centre last Saturday to launch a regional federation against the bedroom tax.

Bedroom tax campaigns prepare for a national day of protests

16 July 2013
Campaign groups against the bedroom tax from towns and estates across Greater Manchester were set to launch a city-wide federation on Saturday of this week.

Tories lie to divide us

16 July 2013
The devastating benefit cuts are not enough for some Tories.  A group of MPs in marginal constituencies is calling for a vicious clampdown on teenage mothers.

Tory benefit cap will drive thousands more into destitution

16 July 2013
Thousands of people took a huge hit to their housing benefits on Monday of this week. The first part of the Tories’ benefit cap came into force in the majority of Britain’s councils.

Tenants burn bedroom tax threat letters

09 July 2013
Viewpark Against the Bedroom Tax held a 4 July barbecue in the front garden of North Lanarkshire Council offices.

Bosses under pressure at bedroom tax conference

02 July 2013
Tory bedroom tax minister Lord Freud was far from welcome in Manchester last week.

Campaigners fight Barnsley council's attack on poorest

25 June 2013
Some 200 people turned up at Barnsley Magistrates Court last week after being summonsed for not paying council tax. 

Tory lord threatens councils over bedroom tax changes

25 June 2013
Tory benefit cuts minister Lord Freud threw down a gauntlet to council leaders last week. 

Tenants demand a hearing

25 June 2013
Tenants in Manchester are demanding the right to speak at the Chartered Institute of Housing in the city this week.

Birmingham march remembers bedroom tax victim Stephanie Bottrill

18 June 2013
More than 300 people marched through Birmingham last Saturday, in memory of Stephanie Bottrill.

Campaign halts first bedroom tax eviction

18 June 2013
Manchester campaigners have shown it is possible to stop evictions over new benefit cuts, writes Dave Sewell

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