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Cities' summit on bedroom tax

Cities opposed to the bedroom tax are to meet in Manchester later. They'll discuss how to help residents affected by the housing benefit reforms. The city council's organised the talks. Several protests have already been held in the city.

Council's pledge on benefit reforms

Protests against the bedroom tax have been held across the country Credit: PA Images

Cities opposed to the bedroom tax are to meet in Manchester later. They'll discuss how to help residents affected by the housing benefit reforms. The city council's organised the talks.

Representatives from Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle and Salford are expected to join Manchester as a network of Local Government Association cities opposed to the tax.

Cllr Jim Battle, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: "The city council will continue to oppose the government's housing benefit reforms and will support the case to remove and protest against this very real and unfair tax."

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