Jun 042013

Last Saturday saw thousands on the streets again against the Bedroom Tax. Reports and photos are still coming in – see http://antibedroomtax.org.uk/ and Anti-Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation on facebook



This Saturday 8 June, 12.30-2.30pm
is the first Steering Group meeting for the Anti Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation
at Somerstown Community Centre 150 Ossulston St London NW1 1EE (beside St Pancras and Kings Cross rail and Underground station and very near Euston station)

All Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice groups, and other campaigns fighting benefit cuts, plus supporting trade unions and organisations, are invited to send reps.  Get in touch for details or directions.


Hull is the latest Council considering tenants’ demands not to evict due to Bedroom Tax. Councils agreeing not to evict is a big boost to campaign confidence. Even when they continue to threaten eviction, this promise helps to galvanise resistance and keep up the pressure.

Barnsley are already threatening court action and campaigners are preparing protests at court hearings.


Other Dates
15 June Birmingham protest march – No more deaths from Bedroom Tax. March has support of Stephanie Bottrill’s family, and all local groups are asked to come with a banner/placards.
25 June Manchester – Lobby the Housing Providers 12-1pm CIH conference http://www.cih.org/housing2013


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  2 Responses to “Update and new Actions in Fight against the Bedroom tax”

    A protest is being staged in Birmingham on Saturday in memory of a woman who commited suicide over the bedroom tax. The demonstration, organised by Birmingham Benefits Justice Campaign, will remember Stephanie Bottrill who left a note blaming the government for her death.
    She had been told she would need to pay an extra £20 a week because she lived alone in a three bedroom house after her two children had grown up and moved out.
    The demonstration is at 12pm on Saturday in Chamberlain Square.
    A freedom of information act request by the Labour Party published in April found 13,557 households are affected by the bedroom tax in Birmingham but just 368 one- and two-bedroom properties are currently unoccupied.
    The campaigners have demanded that the council refuse to evict tenants who fall into arrears as a result of the bedroom tax .http://brokenbritishpolitucs.simplesite.com

    There is only one option for Cameron’s third way – resign .He’s like a fish out of water he must be on at least his 103rd way ,obviously he doesen’t get it the Public are sick of his and his cohorts BS.
    Cameron like Nicholson has more front than Blackpool ,we the Public have no faith in your lying Politics nor any of the other main Parties you all lie in the same corrupt bed.
    Thatcher woke us up to how draconian and malicious and self-serving you all are and we haven’t forgotten .Blair pushed the boundaries and you just continue .Unlike Nicholson ,Hester the CEO of RBS has fallen on his sword and made the Public aware that Osborne’s sell off has its flaws and quoted smug Osborne as saying “if we fail to make the desired price we’ll just blame it on Labour.Politicians are a Corrupt Minority pretending to run the country .We have only contempt rather than respect .http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

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