Scunthorpe protest planned against Bedroom Tax
A PROTEST is set to be held in Scunthorpe against the so-called Bedroom Tax that will affect about 2,000 North Lincolnshire residents.
Figures from The Housing Federation show that under the "tax" - which affects benefit claimants who have spare rooms - in North Lincolnshire the average loss per year for residents with one extra bedroom will be £508, rising to £907 for those with two spare bedrooms.
About 100 people are expected to protest at Church Square in Scunthorpe at 12.30pm on Saturday, March 30, in advance of the measures being rolled out on April 1.
The so-called affects all working-age housing benefit claimants who are deemed to have one or more extra bedrooms in their council or housing association home.
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Andrew Percy, the Brigg and Goole MP, said today it was not a tax, the correct term to use being Under-Occupancy Rules.
He said the Prime Minister referred to it as the Spare Room Subsidy.
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