Changes to the Housing Benefit system
....the Bedroom Tax

 

“A spare room keeps a family together. It allows teenagers to have their own bedrooms; it allows parents to help older children pick up the pieces if they come home at a time of crisis; it allows the adult child to come home to look after a poorly parent when they come home from hospital; it allows the divorcee to have children to stay; it allows couples to sleep separately if one is ill or recovering from an operation; it allows the younger disabled child to have their own room; and so on.”
Lord Best, House of Lords debate in 2011.

 

National Campaigns:

  • We will not stand idly by and watch the welfare state being dismantled.
    facebook.com/groups.
  • socialistparty.org.uk,
  • Anti Bedroom Tax Protest in Scotland
    facebook.com/NO2BEDROOMTAX.
  • UK group plans historic anti-cuts rally. June 22nd.
    presstv.ir.
  • 20 April - More BedroomTax Protests (details here)
    greenbenchesuk.com..
  • Labour Against the Bedroom Tax.    (Official Webpage)
    Labour Against the Bedroom Tax offers members and supporters the opportunity to join a nationwide campaign to oppose these measures.
  • Unite The Union.   (Community Membership 50p per week)
    unitetheunion.org.
  • UKuncut plans mass ‘evict a millionaire’ civil disobedience.
    liberalconspiracy.org.
  • National Housing Federation
    From 2011 to 2012, the National Housing Federation led a public campaign against the Government's welfare changes which will push thousands of people living in social housing into hardship or out of their homes.
  • Scrap Spare Bedroom Tax.
    campaignengineroom.org.uk
  • The Campaign for Benefit Justice
    The Campaign for Benefit Justice has called a summit event on 9 March in central London, bringing together tenants, disabled people, trade unions, the unpaid and the low paid as one national voice to end the war on the poor.
  • Abolish the bedroom tax or prepare for the people's revolution.
    You can find a list of protests organised by this group in your area HERE

 

Petitions:

  • All Petitions Against This Government And It's Welfare Legislation
    Collection of petitions on Facebook.
  • STOP the 'Bedroom Tax'
    Stop the 'Bedroom Tax'. Don't make the poor pay with their homes to subsidise tax breaks for the rich.
  • The Bedroom Tax leaves Children wide open to abuse. !
    Children, the disabled, families and single people are being pressured into taking tenants into their safe homes under this immoral and dangerous law.
  • e-petition Stop the bedroom tax NOW.
    Stop the totally unfair BEDROOM TAX it will cause hardship for many thousands of hardworking people in this country.
  • Stop this evil Government,Petition the Hague to prosecute Cameron.
    To: Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor Information and Evidence Unit Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Court.
  • Stop the vacant bedroom charges. (over 129.000 signatures!)
    THE VACANT BEDROOM TAX IS TOTALLY UNFAIR.
  • SACK IAN DUNCAN SMITH (IDS) NOW!
    gopetition.com/petitions/sack-ian-duncan-smith-ids-now.
  • Supporting the Sunday People's campaign calling on the Government to increase central funding for the discretionary housing allowance so those unable to pay the bedroom tax do not become homeless.
  • The Government: STOP BEDROOM TAX, THE ABOLITION OF COUNCIL TAX AND UNIVERSAL PAYMENT.
    Petition by Tracy Collins, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Stop the Housing Benefit attack (commonly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’) Join the fight!
    Avaaz.org. Created by Paul H. United Kingdom
  • Mike Dailly on behalf of Govan Law Centre Trust
  • David Cameron: stop the bedroom tax.
    Petition by Amanda Harkins, Skelmersdale, United Kingdom. Change.org.
  • Bedroom Tax for social housing tenants who are benefit claimants
    Target: David Camerson, Nick Clegg, and the government Sponsored by: Margaret Allan .
  • Repeal the Welfare Reform Act 2012 ( 11,452 signatures!)
    Created by Michael Moulding. epetitions.direct.gov.uk
  • Make the U.K government ABOLISH the "Bedroom Tax" in the U.K
    Avaaz.org. Created by Stuart H. United Kingdom.
  • Abolish the bedroom tax or prepare for the people's revolution.
    gopetition.com.
  • Amnesty UK to protect the human rights of the sick & disabled.
    avaaz.org.
  • Scrap Spare Bedroom Tax.
    campaignengineroom.org.uk.
  • Government of the United Kingdom: Abolish the bedroom tax.
    change.org/petitions.

 

Recommended Facebook Pages:

  • All Petitions Against This Government And It's Welfare Legislation
  • Should the Under- Occupation Penalty (Bedroom Tax) be scrapped by the government?  Cast your vote!
  • Bedroom Tax...think its unfair...join the fight here
  • National Bedroom Tax Campaign Day of Action 16/03/13
  • Abolish Bedroom tax or prepare for"Peoples Revolution 2013"
  • Anti Bedroom Tax Protest in Scotland
  • People united against the bedroom tax
  • Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants

 

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