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Bedroom Tax, Now Even Frank Field Joins Protests.

Today in the Independent.

Brick up your doors, knock down the walls’: Labour MP Frank Field makes dramatic call as ‘bedroom tax’ hits

The cut will reduce a claimant’s housing benefit payments if their home is deemed under-occupied

former welfare minister has delivered a dramatic appeal to landlords to take direct action against the “bedroom tax” by knocking down walls or bricking up windows in protest against housing benefit cuts.

Thousands of people will protest tomorrow against the changes, which come into force on Monday, in more than 50 demonstrations in all parts of Britain.

Further campaigns of civil disobedience are planned next month over the bedroom tax, under which people face losing up to one-quarter of their housing benefit if their home is judged to be under-occupied.

I can’t say I’d ever had thought that Frank Field would say something like this!

Written by Andrew Coates

March 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm