Monday, 18 March 2013

Morning Star - Thousands march to axe the #BedroomTax

18 March 2013

Morning Star report

Thousands of activists protested in 52 towns across Britain on Saturday demanding the government axe a new "bedroom tax" that will reduce benefits for people with a spare room.

Under the new round of welfare cuts those deemed to have one spare bedroom in their council or housing association home will lose £728 a year.

The coalition cash-grab is expected to affect 660,000 people when it comes into effect next month, although exemptions were announced last week for approved foster carers and parents with "adult children" serving with the armed forces....

Full report on Morning Star website... including reports of STUC lobby at Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dundee, and vote there against the bedroom tax.


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