1:45 am, Fri 15 Mar 2013
A day of action will take place tomorrow against the Government's 'bedroom tax' proposals.
A spokesperson for the
Department for Work and Pensions said:
It's only right that we bring fairness back to the system - when in England alone there are nearly two million households on the social housing waiting list and over a quarter of a million tenants are living in overcrowded homes. We are giving councils an extra £150m this year so that they can help their vulnerable tenants.
– Department for Work and Pensions Statement
1:26 am, Fri 15 Mar 2013
Campaigners against the Government's controversial 'bedroom tax' will take to the streets tomorrow across the UK in protest.
Under the proposals, housing benefit payments will be reduced for tenants in council or housing association properties with empty bedrooms.
Read: What is the government's controversial 'bedroom tax'?
Protests will take place across the UK tomorrow
Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Critics of the 'tax' say it will hit disabled people the hardest as many of them have not been included in the exemptions announced by the
Department for Work and Pensions earlier this week.
Some foster carers and families containing someone who serves in the Armed Forces will no longer be affected by the measure.
Watch: Government makes concessions over 'bedroom tax'