"Bedroom tax" protests

Hundreds are protesting across the North East over what has become known as the bedroom tax.

Plans under the Welfare Reform Act could see benefits cut if people are deemed to have too much living space in their council or housing association home.

Hundreds march in Durham to oppose "Bedroom tax"

Protestors gather in Durham over 'Bedroom tax" Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Around 200 protesters have gathered in Durham to show their their opposition to the Government's changes to housing benefit.

Demonstrations have been taking place across the country, all timed to start at 1pm.

"Bedroom tax" protest in Durham Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

More top news