Protest over 'Bedroom Tax'

Protestors staging a 'sleep in' protest Credit: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners are taking to the streets today to protest against the government's spare room subsidy, also known as the bedroom tax.

In Norwich city centre activists set up a 'sleep in' on the pavement.

An activist talks to passersby about their campaign Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's a year since the so called bedroom tax was introduced.

It reduces housing benefit for people with a spare bedroom. Protestors say it's led to a rise in rent arrears, and even evictions.

The government say the spare room subsidy is necessary to reduce the welfare bill.

Protestors took sleeping bags onto the streets Credit: ITV News Anglia