Protests staged across UK over 'bedroom tax'

Protests are taking place nationwide today against a new housing benefit, labelled by campaigners as "bedroom tax", that will cut benefits to people with a spare room.

Under the Government's welfare reforms, those deemed to have a spare bedroom in their council or housing association home will have their benefit claims reduced by £40 to £80.

Protestors take part in a demonstration outside Croydon Town Hall in Surrey. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Protestors take part in a demonstration against the government's proposed housing benefits.. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Protests against 'bedroom tax'

Campaigners against the Government's controversial changes to housing benefits - dubbed 'bedroom tax' - have taken to the streets across the UK in protest.