Thousands to take part in 'bedroom tax' protest

Thousands of people are to take part in a "mass sleep out" this evening to protest against the government's so-called 'bedroom tax' and other welfare changes.

Protestors to take part in a 'mass sleep out' demonstration against the government's so-called 'bedroom tax'. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Government's withdrawal of housing benefit from social tenants with spare rooms - officially described as a "spare room subsidy" - is described as a "bedroom tax" by critics.

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'Bedroom tax' sleep out protests

Thousands of people are expected to take part in a "mass sleep out" tonight to protest against the "bedroom tax" and other welfare changes in cities across the UK.