Protest marks Bedroom Tax anniversary

Article published: Sunday, April 20th 2014

More than 300 people protested in Manchester city centre on 5 April against the government’s controversial spare room subsidy, nicknamed the ‘Bedroom Tax’, introduced last year.

The Anti Bedroom Tax Federation for Greater Manchester organised the protest to mark a year having passed since the policy was introduced. The Bedroom Tax has been hailed a political disaster by many, and has been a personal disaster for those affected.

Manchester day care centre closures confirmed

Article published: Thursday, September 5th 2013

Two day centres for adults with learning disabilities and other care needs are to close after councillors on a Manchester City Council scrutiny committee voted against kicking a “call-in” of the decision back to Town Hall chiefs for reconsideration.

“Devastating” day centre cuts for Manchester’s elderly and disabled challenged at council

Article published: Wednesday, September 4th 2013

A “devastating” decision to close two Manchester City Council day care centres for adults with learning disabilities has been “called in” for scrutiny following outrage from carers.

Sleep out against bedroom tax in Manchester and Bolton

Article published: Saturday, August 24th 2013

Anti—bedroom tax campaigners in Manchester and Bolton are sleeping on the streets for one night to draw attention to the threat of homelessness due to the government’s welfare reforms.

The People’s Assembley returns to Manchester

Article published: Friday, July 26th 2013

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is set to take over the Northern Quarter for a second time on Saturday 27 July.

Lobby tomorrow of government bedroom tax boss at national housing conference

Article published: Wednesday, June 26th 2013

A chief architect of the government’s workfare reforms, Baron David Freud, will be lobbied tomorrow by campaigners opposed to the hated Bedroom Tax ahead of his speech to the national Housing 2013 conference held in Manchester.

Lawyers march against cuts and “Eddie Stobart” legal aid contracts

Article published: Thursday, May 23rd 2013

On Tuesday 21 May, a protest against the legal aid cuts took place outside of the Manchester Crown Court. Over 300 Lawyers and barristers protested their anger at what they saw as an attack on the legal system, marching down to the Place Hotel where Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and others were holding a conference.