24th February 2020
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Bedroom tax protest

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A woman from Clousta hopes a protest can be organised so opponents of the “bedroom tax” can express their views.
A number of marches are planned across Scotland in opposition to changes to the benefit system which will be introduced next month. The change means social housing tenants face a reduction in benefits if they are deemed to be under-occupying their properties.
Jane Leask, of Clousta, wants people to congregate at the Market Cross in Lerwick at 1pm tomorrow.
She said: “Would anyone  be interested in meeting at the Market Cross tomorrow at 1pm to show support for the anti bedroom tax marches? It is too late to have an organised march (and I have no idea what permissions we would need) but gathering at the Market Cross to show our support would at least show that Shetland opposes this too.”

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  1. Jane Leask (Clousta)

    Thank you to all who came along and also thanks to all those who signed the petition.

  2. Jane Leask (Clousta)

    There are more protests due to take place on 20th April. Please would someone take on organising something for this day. I am off the island but hope that Shetland would continue to oppose the changes that are happening due to the Welfare Reform.


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