Corby Bedroom Tax ProtestPosted: March 21, 2013
The Corby Bedroom Tax Protest takes place on Saturday 30th March. You can find a Facebook page about it here and follow the event before, during and after on Twitter using the hashtag
The Bedroom Tax, which comes into effect next month (on the same day income tax is cut for millionaires) will hit 1,512 households in Corby and East Northamptonshire.
Local people are working harder for longer hours, but they’re not seeing their disposable income increase.
So for the government to now take away £21 a week from some families is perverse, heartless and simply plain wrong. This is a large amount of money, especially when people face rising food, energy and fuel prices.
This is why I will be at the protest to talk to local people and help them raise their concerns about this government’s policies.
I have been helping residents appeal against the Bedroom Tax.
If you will be hit by the Bedroom Tax but think you have strong reasons for needing help contact either Corby Borough Council or East Northamptonshire Council and ask them for a form to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.
The Council has limited funds to cover these applications and will priorities these to support the most vulnerable.
“I think the Bedroom Tax is wrong and I want to make my voice heard”
If you want to voice your opinion on the Bedroom Tax here is what you can do:
1. You can write to Iain Duncan Smith at the Department for Work and Pensions and tell him what you think. The full address is
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9DA
2. Sign the e-petition on the Cabinet Office site: Help for victims of bedroom tax http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45141