Fight to stop bedroom tax
TWO campaign groups joined forces over the weekend in a protest over the Government's controversial welfare reforms.
Members of North Staffs Against Cuts (NSAC) and the Stoke Socialist Party were in Hanley on Saturday handing out leaflets condemning the impending benefit changes.
They also urged shoppers to sign a petition against the bedroom tax, which will see residents lose £14-a-week for every spare bedroom in their home.
It is estimated more than 4,500 households in North Staffordshire will be affected.
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NSAC member Jason Hill, aged 64, of Burslem, said: "This is another unjust attack on the working class and it will see thousands of people in this area affected.
"We want the Government to re-think these plans and we will continue to protest on all aspects of the Government's cuts until they are stopped."
The bedroom tax comes into force from April.
For more information on the protest, visit www.northstaffsagainst cuts.wordpress.com.