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Anti-bedroom tax activist says - 'I won't let this happen without a fightback'

30 April 2013
People flocked from all over Scotland to join the first conference of the All Scotland Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation in Glasgow last Saturday. 

Independent Living Fund scrapped

30 April 2013
A legal battle between disability activists and the government has revealed plans to slash up to £320 million of support to severely disabled people.

Hundreds march as Tory cuts hit poorest hardest

30 April 2013
Around 350 people protested against cuts and the bedroom tax in Middlesbrough last Saturday.

Anti-bedroom tax meetings kickstart a fightback

30 April 2013
New campaigns against the bedroom tax and benefit cuts are springing up across Britain. 

Lost benefits lead to death

23 April 2013
A former sheep farmer and father of two shot himself this month because he was losing his disability benefits, according to a coroner.

Sheridan says, we will stop evictions

23 April 2013
Former MSP and socialist campaigner Tommy Sheridan spoke at the Uddingston meeting against the bedroom tax (see main).

United campaigns to beat bedroom tax

23 April 2013
The newly-formed Uddingston campaign against the bedroom tax is affiliated to the West of Scotland Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation. 

SNP and Labour fail bedroom tax test

23 April 2013
The two main political parties in Scotland say they oppose the bedroom tax.

I’d rather go to jail than pay bedroom tax

23 April 2013
Many of those hit by the bedroom tax have a history of fighting Tory attacks. John Flanagan, who lives in Uddingston, is one of them.

Scottish tenants get organised against ‘stinking’ bedroom tax

23 April 2013
The people of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, suffered more than most from Margaret Thatcher’s policies. 

Leeds march rejects the bedroom tax

20 April 2013
Around 1,000 people marched through the streets of Leeds today, Saturday, against the Tories' hated bedroom tax.

‘Who wants to evict a millionaire?’ ask protests

16 April 2013
The ministers behind the bedroom tax are millionaires with spare mansions. The UK Uncut group organised protests on their doorsteps last Saturday.

Don’t pay, don’t move—clog up their system

16 April 2013
Residents’ protests are demanding that their landlords—whether housing associations or local authorities—stand with them against the bedroom tax.

Cuts in council tax benefit

16 April 2013
Ten million people lose part of their council tax benefits in the same week as the cap comes in. This will also hit London hardest due to higher housing costs.

Bury the bedroom tax

16 April 2013
Tenants, trade unionists and others are organising to fight the Tories’ bedroom tax across Britain.

Campaigns grow against the Tories' hated bedroom tax

16 April 2013
People are taking to the streets across Britain to fight attacks on their benefits

Video of the 1,000 Mothers March in Tottenham

15 April 2013
A record of the vibrant march through north London on Saturday 13 April, by Terry McGrath

A day of defiant protests against the government’s attacks on benefits

13 April 2013
People protested around the country today, Saturday, against the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts. Events were organised in some of the hardest hit areas and on the doorsteps of the millionaire ministers behind the attacks.

Legal Aid cuts will kick workers and the poor out of the courts

09 April 2013
Cuts of £350 million from legal aid will deny thousands of ordinary people the right to defend their jobs, homes and benefits in court, says Siân Ruddick

Welfare ‘mega-sum’ is not enough to live on in London

09 April 2013
A £500 a week benefit cap is set to come into effect in four pilot London boroughs next week. Labour’s Frank Field called it a “mega-sum”. But the increasing cost of living means that people need it. 

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