'A callous and plunderous policy' say protesters

Around 100 people gathered in Nottingham today to protest against the government's 'bedroom tax' which it is claimed will affect thousands of households.

Dubbed by Labour as the 'bedroom tax', it will cut the amount of benefit people can get if they are considered to have a spare bedroom.

According to the Housing Federation, around 50,000 households could be affected in the East Midlands.

Today protests are being held in cities throughout the Midlands.

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'Bedroom tax' in the Midlands

Anti-cuts activists will be in Birmingham today, in protest at the Government's welfare changes. UK Uncut said it will highlight the effect of the so-called bedroom tax, with protesters expected to take beds with them to the demonstrations.