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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.

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Changes 'will cut annual housing benefit bill by £23 billion' says Government

The Government says the changes will cut the annual housing benefit bill by £23 billion. It is also giving councils extra money to help vulnerable tenants. It said:

"It's not fair for people to continue to live in homes that are too large for their needs when in England alone there are around five million people on the social housing waiting list and over a quarter of a million tenants are living in overcrowded conditions."

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