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Friday, November 05, 2010

Protest against housing benefit cuts

From Defend Council Housing

Join Tenants Protest at Parliament 9 Nov

Tenants will protest outside Parliament next week against attacks on our rents, security and rights.

DCH and tenant groups are calling the lobby and protest at:

5.30pm Tuesday 9th at College Green Westminster.

Tenants oppose Government plans to cut Housing Benefit, erode secure tenancies and affordable rents,breaking pre-election promises. MPs will vote on a motion opposing Housing Benefit cuts on 9th.

The changes proposed in the June Budget and last month's Spending Review affect council, housing association and private tenants. They will devaste lives, increasing debt, evictions and homelessness, while cutting investment in existing and new council housing.

Eileen Short, chair of Defend Council Housing says:
'We demand MPs and councillors stop these attacks on tenants, and instead curb high rents and build secure affordable homes for rent. Tenants have defeated such attacks on our tenancies and rents by previous Governments. Now we need to stand together with trade unions, politicians and campaigners, to defeat these attacks.'

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