Bedroom Tax Protests 14th March.
Protest against the Bedroom Tax and Defend Welfare Benefits on the 16th of March.
In more than 30 locations across Britain people opposed to the Bedroom Tax will be gathering in city centres to protest against the policy on March 16 at 1pm, reports Andy Richards. Foster parents, disabled persons, single parents and families with a recently bereaved member are the people whom this policy hurts the most.
The Bedroom Tax works by reducing the Housing Benefit (HB) of a household which is deemed to be “underoccupying” a council or housing association dwelling according to a draconian set of criteria. Two children of the same sex are expected to share a bedroom up to age 16, as are a couple, even where illness or disability makes this impossible. Two children of different sexes are expected to share up to age 10.
The reduction is 14% for one bedroom “too many” and 25% if it is two or more.
List of protests (being updated)Coalition of Resistance here.
More from Labour Left here.
Labour Left is organising ‘Bedroom Tax’ protests on the 14th of March.
Protests have already taken place.
Here is Liverpool.
Hundreds of people protested in Liverpool yesterday about the government’s bedroom tax.
The protest was organised by Stand Up In Bootle, which is part of umbrella group Liverpool Against the Cuts. Protesters gathered outside the offices of One Vision Housing in Bootle before marching to a Sefton Council one stop shop.