Anti-cuts protest in the North West

Anti-cuts activists will launch protests in Manchester and across the country against the Government's controversial welfare changes.

Protests against bedroom tax

Hundreds of people across the North West are expected to join protests against the so called 'bedroom tax' this weekend.

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Seven years to re-house tenants facing new 'bedroom tax'

A housing association in Liverpool says it could take up to seven years to find new homes for people unable to pay a new government tax on spare bedrooms.

The under-occupation measure comes into force in April and will see social housing tenants have their housing benefit cut by 14% for one room, and 25% for two.

Those who cannot afford the shortfall will be asked to downsize in order to reduce the number of people on housing waiting lists.

Angela Forshaw, Director of Liverpool Mutual Homes, says that process could be long and complex.

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