Anti-cuts activists will launch protests in Manchester and across the country against the Government's controversial welfare changes.
Hundreds of people across the North West are expected to join protests against the so called 'bedroom tax' this weekend.
The so-called 'bedroom tax' will affect around 660,000 social housing tenants across the country but how will it work?
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a change to housing benefit which means foster carers and military personnel will not be affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax'.
– Department for Work and Pensions spokesman
We're issuing new guidance to local authorities to inform them that a family will keep their spare room subsidy where their child's disability means they cannot share a bedroom.
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.
A new government tax that means children may have to share a bedroom could affect thousands of families in the region.
The under-occupation tax, also known as the Bedroom Tax, is targeting council house tenants with what are classed as spare bedrooms.
If you have one, you have to pay for it, or move out. The new measure comes into force in April.