JOIN THE PROTEST as Lord Freud defends his benefit cuts
Wed 23rd May 9.15am
outside Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP
Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud is leading the Government’s attacks on benefits. Freud is coming to defend his disastrous attacks on Benefits, which are hitting the poorest, sick and disabled, the old and under-35s. Bring placards, posters (‘Lord Freud wants to evict me’ etc), and cardboard boxes – to build a cardboard city for evicted tenants
Contact Housing Emergency c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 020 7219 4559
- Cap rents not housing benefit
- Hands off security of tenancies
- No evictions due to cuts in housing benefit
- Oppose 80% market rents
- Regulate private rents and standards and increase security
- Create new council and other homes for rent
Government proposals to cut housing benefit, force rents up to 80% of market levels, and remove security of tenure for new tenants will increase fear and insecurity, rent arrears, evictions and homelessness.
We want secure and stable mixed communities – not poverty traps and transit camps.
Cuts (or ‘caps’) are being phased in and worse is still to come: 100,000 children will be pushed into poverty by the HB caps, say DWP; at least 250,000 families are at risk of losing their homes; one-third of England will become unaffordable for low income households.
Housing Emergency is bringing together organisations and individuals to oppose attacks on Housing Benefit, rents and secure tenancies, and for investment in new and improved council and affordable secure rented homes
Supported by House of Commons Council Housing Group; Defend Council Housing; Unite, GMB, Public and Commercial Services trade unions; South East Region TUC; Islington and Barking & Dagenham Council; National Private Tenants Organisation; Leeds, Kirklees, Rotherham Southwark, Tower Hamlets Tenants Federations; Muslim Council of Britain; Housing Justice; London Coalition Against Poverty; Right to Work Campaign; Labour Representation Committee; Disabled People Against Cuts