Gloucestershire Anti Bedroom Tax Action Group (GABTAG)
New group of non-party political people currently being set up to fight against the bedroom tax and to help people affected by it through any means necessary to defeat it.
HOUSING FOR EVERYONE IS A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE… BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT THINKS… THEY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE POOR AND WE’RE FIGHTING BACK!
Those on housing benefit who rent privately may already be having trouble paying their rent as a result of this measure, which comes into effect on April 1 for people in council and social housing (housing associations etc). How can people on benefits afford to pay £20 a week thanks to the millionaires in power? The people defeated the Poll Tax 20 years ago. We must defeat the Bedroom Tax, but it will require lots of us working together, refusing to pay and supporting those refusing to pay as well.
Our aims are to help decrease evictions and bullying by bailiffs in Gloucestershire, and we hope to link up with existing local and regional groups with the same ethic.
We want to hear from anyone in difficulty, facing eviction or homelessness, and also anyone who wants to be an activist…
You can add yourself to our mailing list here:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!aboutgroup/gabtag or email us and join our Facebook page…