FILM director Ken Loach is backing a protest in Bradford today against the government’s cuts to housing benefit for young people aged 18 to 21.
Bradford’s HouseTheFuture is a national event and takes place in the city’s Centenary Square.
In his message to the event Mr Loach said: “These cuts to housing benefits will make it even harder for many young people to find somewhere to live.
“More will suffer the instability of homelessness, overcrowding or sofa surfing with friends. And more will be on the streets.
“The government knows the devastating effect of its policies but carries on regardless. The Tories know they are creating poverty and chaos in people’s lives.
“Their aim? Drive you to work in the most exploited way possible. Low wages, zero-hours, unreliable agency work — a casualised, exploited, vulnerable workforce, where people are afraid to stand up for their rights. That’s Tory Britain.”