Apr 042013
 

With the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts taking effect from 1st April many people are being left unable to pay and not knowing where to turn. Local benefit justice meetings have been organised bringing together local communities to support each other and to organise campaigns to put pressure on local councils and housing associations to say no to evictions and to look at redesignating properties to avoid the bedroom tax. There are already strong campaigns in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Liverpool among other places and meetings have been held in Gillingham, Chatham, and Tower Hamlets.

More are planned – see below for a current list. For more information about any of these meetings please get in contact. Also please let us know of other meetings we may have missed.

Harlow – 6th April

Waltham Forest – 9th April

Strood – 17th April

Hackney – 18th April

Barking – 18th April

Tulse Hill – 20th April

Southwark – 25th April

Hamersmith and Fulhdam – 9th May (called by local Trades Council)

Bromley – 13th May

Croydon to be confirmed

Milton Keynes to be confirned

National Benefit Justice Summit 2 – 11th May Westminster