Speaking out against the Bedroom Tax

The Bedroom Tax comes into effect on 1 April, one of a series of ill-thought out welfare “reforms” that will affect many hard pressed families in Shard End Ward.

There are over 9,000 households living in Birmingham City Council properties who will be directly affected and a further 5,500 who are tenants of housing association properties.  Over 400 of these households can be found in Shard End Ward – one of the highest concentrations in the city.

I recently gave an interview setting out the impact that Bedroom Tax will have on people living in our community and the kind of work the City Council is doing to try and support them. You can view it by clicking on the image below.

For more information about the impending welfare changes and how they might affect you or someone you know, please click here.


Posted on March 25, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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