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Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash

20 November 2013

Bedroom tax: Words are cheap - we need action now!

On 12 November I was part of the lobby that met in the House of Commons prior to the vote on Labour's motion to scrap the bedroom tax

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20 November 2013

Labour MPs absent in bedroom tax vote

On 12 November the Labour Party put forward an opposition day motion in the Commons calling for the immediate ending of the bedroom tax

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13 November 2013

Abolish the bedroom tax

A Labour motion calling for the bedroom tax to be abolished at once is being debated in parliament

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23 October 2013

TUSC candidates stand up against austerity

Nottingham: Grant Shapps said at the 2013 Conservative Party conference: "When we said [in 2010] we would reduce their budgets by 26% over four years, we were told councils would be going bust by this stage but they haven't, I think they can do another 10%."

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16 October 2013

Council tax benefit cuts hit hard

A report by Labour says that 112 councils in England who responded to a freedom of information request have issued more than 156,000 court summonses to people in council tax arrears since April

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Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

8 October 2013

Scotland anti-bedroom tax conference

"The bedroom tax is now a dead tax walking" commented Tommy Sheridan in opening Saturday's conference

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Warrington anti-bedroom tax demo April 2013, photo Kevin Bennett

Warrington anti-bedroom tax demo April 2013, photo Kevin Bennett

25 September 2013

Labour to scrap bedroom tax in 2015 - we demand an amnesty now!

Labour's promise to scrap the Con-Dems' bedroom tax will be welcomed, especially by the 600,000 people suffering it, writes Hugh Caffrey.

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18 September 2013

Scotland: Bedroom tax close to death

Bedroom tax non-payment levels are soaring in Scotland, with 25 million likely to be unpaid this year

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Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013 , photo Mid Shelley

Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013 , photo Mid Shelley

18 September 2013

A UN attack we agree with

We went to an anti-bedroom tax meeting in Manchester. The UN officer was there to see how the bedroom tax is affecting people.

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18 September 2013

Leicester council feels the pressure

There's been a small victory for Leicestershire Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation and the Unite Community trade union, writes Steve Score.

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18 September 2013

Lock up the tax evaders

The director of public prosecutions, Kier Starmer QC, has announced that you could now be locked up for ten years for benefit fraud

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16 September 2013

UN condemns bedroom tax

The verdict from UN official Raquel Ronick confirms what socialists and anti-bedroom tax campaigners have said all along

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11 September 2013

Bolton victory shows we can beat the bedroom tax

Last month the Bolton at Home housing association became the first in the country to introduce a policy of "no homelessness" for tenants in arrears because of the bedroom tax

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4 September 2013

Lift the ban on campaign stalls in Newham

Newham council has effectively banned community activists from publicly campaigning against punitive attacks

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2 September 2013

Miliband expected to promise repeal of bedroom tax

As reported in the Sunday People, Ed Miliband is expected to announce that a Labour government would repeal the bedroom tax

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Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

30 August 2013

Council leader announces 'no bedroom tax evictions this year'

North Lanarkshire, a Labour run council, that sent out letters threatening to begin eviction proceedings, has been forced into a big retreat

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28 August 2013

Carlisle - Building the anti-bedroom tax fightback

Carlisle campaigners have really got the message out in the last two months

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Newcastle anti-bedroom tax demo, photo Paul Phillips

14 August 2013

Winning a reprieve from the bedroom tax

After a long and stressful process, I have finally received a letter from North Tyneside Council giving me a short "reprieve" from paying the bedroom tax for the remaining year of my student daughter's course, writes Lynne Sample

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The Case for Socialism

The Case for Socialism

10 August 2013

The case for socialism

Introduction: When the Sunday Times first published its annual Rich List in 1989, the combined wealth of the 200 richest people in Britain was 38 billion (80 billion in today's money).
In 2013 it had increased to 318.2 billion. Prolonged economic crisis has meant growing impoverishment for the majority but it has not halted the enrichment of a few at the top of British society...

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5 August 2013

Bedroom Tax: Neighbours form ring of steel

Mirror article reports how local community tries to stop eviction of foster care mum in Kirkby, Merseyside.

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