I had an interesting chat this week with a chap about twenty yards of towpath and market failure. I was at the press launch for the next stage of development of Tower Works in what’s known as Holbeck Urban Village. The room, upstairs in the Cross Keys pub, was full
Over 1,000 people marched against the Bedroom Tax in Leeds on Saturday. The march was organised by Hands Off Our Homes who have been holding meetings in heavily affected areas throughout Leeds and is building mass Bedroom Tax resistance. The protest attracted a diverse range of participants from the elderly
Campaigners opposed to the Bedroom Tax will march in Leeds this Saturday. The group Hands Off Our Homes have organised the demonstration and expect 1,000 people to join them. The so-called “Bedroom Tax” is a reduction in Housing Benefit for households who are deemed to have “too many” bedrooms. It
Never mind the Budget this week, it’s the massive cuts already coming our way in the Welfare Reforms that will hurt South Leeds. I went to the Inner South Area Committee meeting on Wednesday night. I haven’t written up a proper report because it was mostly rather dull. However, the
Councillor Paul Truswell told a meeting in Middleton on Friday that Leeds City Council is looking at re-designating properties to help tenants affected by the Bedroom Tax. From April households who are deemed to have too many bedrooms will face a reduction in their Housing Benefit of 14% – 25%.
The cold winds of austerity are beginning to bite. April is just around the corner and with it comes the Bedroom Tax and further cuts to the Council’s budget. The there are big changes being made to the benefit system. In October “Universal Credit” will shake up the entire benefits
The campaign group Hands Off Our Homes have called a public meeting in Middleton to galvinise opposition to the Bedroom Tax. The Bedroom Tax, officially called the “Under-occupation Penalty”, is a reduction to Housing Benefit for people deemed to have more bedrooms than they need. It is part of a
People who may be affected by the Government’s changes to benefits are being invited to attend a roadshow in Middleton. Leeds City Council has organised 12 roadshow events over the next three months, to make sure anyone with any concerns or questions can speak to an expert advisor in person