Media Coverage

SATURDAY 18th MAY

“Revealed: Devastation impact of bedroom tax sees huges leap in demand for emergency hardship handouts for tenants” The Independent

FRIDAY 17th MAY

“Tenants fail to pay bedroom tax” Inside Housing

“Crippling costs of rents revealed: Costs rising nearly FIVE TOMES faster than wages” Mail Online

WEDNESDAY 15th MAY

“’Bedroom tax’ discriminates against disabled, High Court hears” Financial Times

“Government urged to abandon ‘bedroom tax’” bbc.co.uk

TUESDAY 14th MAY

“Families hit by bedroom tax “can go out to work or use sofa bed” says senior Tory” Wales Online

“Double Standards over Philpotts case & suicide Gran” Derby Telegraph

MONDAY 13th MAY

“Benefit Cuts Hit Thousands” Nottingham Evening Post

SUNDAY 12th MAY

“Bedroom Tax victim commits suicide: Grandmother Stephanie Bottrill blames government in tragic note” The Mirror

“David Cameron: Forcing disabled people out of their homes because of the bedroom tax makes no sense” The Daily Record

SATURDAY 11th MAY

“Benefits claimants are now seen as other – less than fully human” The Guardian

TUESDAY 23 APRIL
“Swansea Council deals with thousands of enquiries after introduction of the bedroom tax” This is South Wales

“Charity warns bedroom tax will increase homelessness” ITV News

MONDAY 22 APRIL
“Carolanne McKinty wins benefit fight over Corby home” BBC News

“Challenging a bedroom tax decision” Carers UK

SUNDAY 21 APRIL
“Looking to move house to avoid the bedroom tax? Expect a long wait in Pembrokeshire” Western Telegraph

“1,000 signatures and counting against bedroom tax” Barnsley Chronicle

“Salford marches against the bedroom tax” Salford Star

SATURDAY 20 APRIL
“Leeds march rejects the bedroom tax” The Socialist Worker

“Lifeline hopes over £1 bedroom tax” The Star

FRIDAY 19 APRIL
“Finally: The Tory smear & justification for the #Bedroom tax exposed as unwarranted” The Green Benches

“Calls to thwart bedroom tax rejected” Cambridge News

“Bedroom tax protesters hit councillors with eviction notices” 24 Dash

THURSDAY 18 APRIL

“Food Bank use rising with benefit changes says Charity” bbc news

“Welfare reforms: where now for social housing?” The Guardian

“Bedroom tax ‘pushing people to consider suicide’” Scotmans.com

“Plymouth City Councillor calls for Bedroom Tax to be scrapped” The Herald

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL
“Misery for Birmingham families hit by new ‘bedroom tax’” BirminghamMail

“Bedroom Tax: lack of legal support may housing arrears increase ” The Guardian

“Opinions divided on ‘bedroom tax’” Northampton Chronicle & Echo

“City council leader takes on Government over bedroom tax and welfare reform” The Sentinel

TUESDAY 16 APRIL
“Scottish Government may stop bedroom tax evictions” Scotsman.com

“Anti-bedroom tax campaigners to march on Leeds” Yorkshire Evening Post

“More than 100,000 sign Wirral Carer’s online ‘bedroom tax’ petition” Wirral Globe

MONDAY 15 APRIL

“Residents offered jobs to help them keep homes” InsideHousing

“Welfare Reform: Council sees five-fold increase in people seeking help with rent payments” 24dash.com

SUNDAY 14 APRIL
“Bedroom tax ‘a threat to lives’” Daily Star Sunday

“So much sh*te is talked about the bedroom tax” SPeye blog

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

“Bedroom tax victory for single mum and autistic son Logan” The Mirror

“Bedroom Tax Protests: UK Uncut Hand Eviction Notices at Homes of Iain Duncan Smith and Tory Peer Lord Freud” The Huffington Post

“Bedroom tax fund created” Swindon Advertiser

“Resistance is the only way to fight the bedroom tax” Slaney Street blog

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

“Roll out of ‘bedroom tax’ will be ‘proper and fair’” Derby Telegraph

“GP’s advised not to help Glasgow ‘bedroom tax’ appeals” Evening Times

“Support grows for SNP – Labour pact on ‘bedroom tax’” Scotsman.com

“The bedroom tax is already ruining Welsh communities” Left Foot Forward

“PHOTOS: Bedroom tax protest outside Coventry Council” Coventry telegraph

“Campaigners call on Swansea Council to operate no-eviction policy over bedroom tax” This is South Wales

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

“Walsall Councillors stand up against the bedroom tax” Express & Star

“Call to dodge ‘bedroom-tax’ by reclassifying box rooms as studies” Cambridge News

“Housing bodies slate bedroom tax appeals” Inside Housing

“The Fury of Glenda Jackson” Richard Olsey blog
NOTE: My new hero is Glenda Jackson after reading her letter!!! Well worth a read as it uplifts your spirit to know there are SOME MP’s who get it!

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” Crisis charity

“Mum will lose money because son can’t share a room” Derby Telegraph

“Northern focus: will the bedroom tax hit northerners the hardest?” The Guardian

“Thousands hit by ‘Bedroom Tax’ but only 10 smaller homes available in Wandsworth” Wandsworth Guardian

TUESDAY 9 APRIL

“Charity wins appeal over bedroom tax for Sheffield family” The Star

“Welfare reform is badly needed but the bedroom tax will end badly” The Guardian

“Activists call more protests against hated bedroom tax” Socialist Worker

“Bedroom tax’ News & Star, blog section

MONDAY 8 APRIL

“£20,000 bribe to quit UK council homes” The Express

“Second landlord reclassifies homes” Insidehousing.co.uk

“Dear George Osbourne, you are ‘hugely expensive” Michael Rosen blog

SUNDAY 7 APRIL

“Protests on bedroom tax take over streets as benefit fears increase” ChronicleLive

“New bedroom tax campaign group to form” The Star

“Leeds City Council set to help tenants hit by bedroom tax” Morley Observer & Advertiser

“Harriett Harman: People feel resentful of benefit claimants not pulling their weight” The Telegraph

SATURDAY 6 APRIL

“Poll reveals more than half of people want David Cameron to abandon bedroom tax” The Mirror

“Bedroom tax will affect 17,000 blind people” The Mirror

FRIDAY 5 APRIL

“I’ve just been to protest about the bedroom tax at the PM’s 10-bedroom country house” Michael Meacher MP website

“Hundreds of Leeds Council tenants could skip the bedroom tax” Yorkshire Evening Post

“No Room to move: bedroom tax benefit blow hits home” The Mirror

“You can’t make a profit out of having babies for benefits” ‘The Void’ blog

“Bedroom tax ‘costs more to enforce’” Belfast Telegraph

“Government using increasingly loaded language in welfare debate” The Guardian

THURSDAY 4 APRIL

“Letters: Bedroom tax warnings are just ‘scaremongering’ The Independent

“Fife Council takes stand against Government’s ‘bedroom tax’” The Courier

“What it’s really like living on benefits – reader’s panel” The Guardian

“Debate: Is Mick Philpot a product of the welfare state?” This Morning
NOTE: I know this isn’t specifically BT but I just fell in LOVE with how passionate and how well Owen Jones represented the ‘reality’ and so wanted to share it!

WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL

“Salford housing association back down over ‘box’ room” SalfordOnline.com

“Leeds Bedroom Tax may cost £76 million in evictions” Yorkshire Evening Post

“Letters: Bedroom tax? Lets all pay it!” The Independent

“Protesters show anger over bedroom tax” HalifaxCourrier.com

“Thoughts on the bedroom tax” Left Unity

TUESDAY, 2 APRIL:

“10 Lies we’re told about welfare reforms” Ricky Tomlinson, The Guardian.

“The welfare cuts that the 50p tax rate could have prevented”, NewStatesman.com.

“Government accused over fresh ‘shambles’ over bedroom tax”, PoliticsHome.com.

“Bedroom tax rent demand errors investigated by Sheffield Council”, The Star.

MONDAY, 1 APRIL:

“The bedroom tax’s authors were either careless or cruel – it must be fought” Ellie Mae O’Hagan, The Guardian.

“Bedroom tax? Even my boys have to share in our four-bed house, says Tory chairman” The Daily Mail.

“Living on benefits: what would it take to live on £53 a week?” The Independent.

“ Paedophiles & rapists will dodge bedroom tax while hard-hit families face homelessness” The Daily Record.

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