This week the Government have announced that community pharmacies will face a 12% cut on current funding levels for the rest of this financial year, and a 7.4% cut on current levels the year after.

The pharmacy sector expect the effect of these cuts to be devastating and the government Minister previously responsible for pharmacy funding estimated earlier this year that up to 3,000, a quarter of all pharmacies, could close because of these cuts.

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ is a policy which Jon Cruddas MP, along with his fellow Labour MPs, has been in strong opposition to since its introduction back in 2013. Since then Jon has been campaigning against the socially damaging policy across Dagenham and Rainham in the hope of highlighting its unjust impact on the local area.