Welfare Action

From 2011 to 2012, the National Housing Federation led a public campaign against the Government’s welfare changes which will push thousands of people living in social housing into hardship or out of their homes.

The bedroom tax will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in social housing across the country. Our public campaign against this tax finished when the Welfare Reform Bill became law.

As the bedroom tax is implemented, we will be working hard with housing associations, our supporters and our coalition of over 70 organisations to make sure this policy does as little damage as possible to the lives of social housing tenants.

This video was made for Welfare Action Week in October 2011.

The impact of welfare reform

Campaign of the year (voluntary)

Our campaign against the bedroom tax has been shortlisted as 'campaign of the year (voluntary)' for Public Affairs News Awards 2012. Thank you to everyone that participated in this campaign.

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House of Lords Debate

Watch excepts from supporters of the original amendment, debated on December 14 2011, from all sides of the House.

Lord Kirkwood

Lord Newton

Baroness Hollis

Lord Best

Bishop of Rippon and Leeds