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Nearly 900 families in fear over ‘the bedroom tax’ in Hinckley and Bosworth

Council tenants in Hinckley and Bosworth could face extra bedroom tax if Government plans get green light

Feb 9 2012 by Ben Eccleston, Hinckley Times

NEARLY 900 families in Hinckley and Bosworth could be hit with an extra tax for under-occupation if a new Government bill gets the go-ahead.

Figures from the National Housing Federation reveal that a total of 889 families living in council homes in the borough could be forced to shell out an extra £498 a year – labelled a bedroom tax – if their homes are deemed too large for the number of people living there.

Brave people demonstrating in London for disabled people everywhere

Disabled campaigners block central London over Welfare Reform Bill

Sunday 29 January 2012

Wheelchair users brought one of central London’s busiest junctions to a standstill by chaining themselves together in the middle of Oxford Circus, blocking the turning into Regent Street.

The demonstration was organised by the direct action group UK Uncut and disability campaigners, to protest against the Government’s proposed Welfare Reform Bill, which campaigners say will disadvantage thousands of people by cutting allowances and benefits.