'We won't back down' say 'bedroom tax' protesters
11:48am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
PROTESTERS opposed to the bedroom tax staged a demonstration outside Bolton at Home’s headquarters yesterday.
The group blew whistles and held placards outside the building in Waters Meeting Road as members of the social landlord’s board gathered to discuss its policy on the Government’s controversial underoccupancy charge.
The protest was arranged by campaign group Bolton against the Bedroom Tax and group member Linda Charnock spoke to bosses from the social landlord — which runs 18,000 homes in the borough — as well as borough councillor Nick Peel outside for several minutes.
They told her that the organisation would be making a policy announcement on the charge soon but could not go in to further detail.
Ms Charnock said: “We’re here to be noticed and we’re not going to back down.
“There’s been a lot of interest, lots of people have been joining our Facebook group and we’re getting more and more people asking if we can hold meetings in their areas of Bolton.
“We want a policy of no evictions but they’re not going to do that from the sounds of it.”
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