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Bedroom Tax Protest

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:02pm 24th August 2013.

Cornwall sleeps rough in protest over the so-called bedroom tax.

Hundreds in Penzance and Plymouth will stay on the streets on Saturday night, claiming cuts in housing benefits are making people homeless.

Officials admit they are struggling to find smaller homes for downsizing families to go to.

Organiser Sue Anderson from Hayle tells Pirate FM she is being hit after her daughter moved out: "I can't afford the extra 53 pounds a month after losing my benefits for my daughter which was 80 pounds a week. You either pay up or you move and that in itself isn't easier; there's just not enough properties out there.

"There are already people being made homeless because of this bedroom tax and there are going to be a lot more. People are being evicted and they are being taken to court; I think the whole situation is ridiculous."

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