Corby Bedroom Tax Protest

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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 #corbyagainstbedroomtax

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.

Contact details for Corby Borough Council can be found here.

Contact details for East Northamptonshire District Council can be found here.

“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

3. Tell me about your particular case so that we can use these as examples of how people are suffering from the Bedroom Tax to press ministers in Parliament on this policy.
See you at the Cube on the 30th at 12.30

One Comment on “Corby Bedroom Tax Protest”

  1. C. Baker says:

    Ian Duncan Smith is now under investigation by a Parlimentary Committee. Will Labour be demanding the abolishment of the “bedroom tax” because of his shady dealings? Will Labour give the poor their money back that has been stripped from them under his welfare reform? Will there be any changes?

    Homelessness and starvation are just two of the things becoming common place in Britain today. We have people dying. When will it stop? This country is not so much becoming Victorian again. As much as it is becoming like Nazi Germany during WW2.

    For everyones information. The “bedroom tax” is a poll tax for the poor. It’s working because people are dying.

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