Saturday, 15 June 2013

Lawrence Hill Anti-Bedroom Tax Meeting - Thursday 20 June 7.30pm

Thursday 20 June
Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, Barton Hill

The ConDems' vicious Bedroom Tax is now starting to bite. The recent tragic news of the suicide of grandmother Stephanie Bottrill after facing an £80 per month Bedroom Tax bill reflects the pressure facing thousands of families and individuals across Bristol.

Social housing tenants deemed by the government to have a spare room are having their Housing Benefit docked by 14% for one spare room & 25% for two or more. Even if there is no alternative accommodation available or their personal circumstances mean that the spare room is needed.

Come and join us at Barton Hill Settlement for the latest in a series of local meetings sponsored by Bristol Anti-Cuts Alliance. We are aiming to bring together tenants and supporters to talk about how we fight back and defeat this cruel tax.

We demand that:

* David Cameron and Nick Clegg withdraw the tax immediately and refund any payments made!

* The mayor and housing associations do not evict anyone in arrears because of the Bedroom Tax or other attacks on welfare!

* The council & the government fund a council house building programme to provide homes & jobs for local people!

Also coming up on 18th June: Lobby of Bristol City Council as they vote on a motion opposing Bedroom Tax evictions. For more click here:

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