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.
Protests will take place across cities in the Midlands against the government's "bedroom tax" which will affect thousands of households.
A Midlands council is drawing up a petition against the so-called "bedroom tax", saying it will hit more than 6000 of its tenants.