Bedroom Tax Demonstration, In Memory Of Stephanie Bottrill – Sat 15th June

Birmingham Benefits Justice Campaign are holding a demonstration on Sat 15th June from 12noon in Chamberlain Square. This will remember Stephanie Bottrill from Solihull who committed suicide, blaming the government and the bedroom tax in the notes she left. This is being held with permission of the family.

Saturday 15th June

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

Accessbiility information: Birmingham city centre is step free. Single person/accessible toilet is available in Victoria Square, approx 100m from the demonstration. Further accessible toilets are available in Paradise Forum, less than 50m away, and in other restaurants in the city centre.
The demonstration will be outdoors. Please contact us at with any accessibility needs or questions.

There will be a leafleting session on Saturday 1st June to build for the demonstration, meeting at Waterstones High St/Bullring from 12noon.

Can’t Pay – Won’t Leave – No Evictions

The bedroom tax is a vicious attack on some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in society. Stephanie Bottrill killed herself as a result of the stress the bedroom tax put on her.
Social tenants who receive housing benefit have their benefit cut by 14% for one “unoccupied” bedroom and 25% for two or more.
Birmingham City Council only has 368 available one and two bed properties for 14,000 tenants forced to move or pay more.
The council must refuse to evict tenants who fall into arrears as a result of the bedroom tax.

Get Involved
The Birmingham Benefit Justice Campaign is uniting all those opposed to the devastating benefit cuts. By linking up we can challenge the government’s divide and rule tactics and unite the millions of people hit by these cuts across the country. Mass resistance beat the Poll Tax and Thatcher, we can do the same to the bedroom tax and Cameron.
Phone: 07969 415398
Twitter: @bedroomtaxbrum
Facebook: Birmingham Benefit Justice Campaign

BBJ draft leaflet for 15th june (3)

BBJ 15th june back (2)


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