Protestors opposing welfare cuts will march through the streets of Haringey to kick off a week of action against “unfair” living cost increases and benefits caps.

Campaigners are organising the second Thousand Mothers’ March in as many years to oppose what they see as “scandalous” cuts and taxation from central government.

Organiser Paul Nicolson, 81, who is currently refusing to pay his council tax in Haringey in protest, hopes the action will promote fairer living for the poor.

The former parish priest, who is a member of campaign group Taxpayers Against Poverty, said: “This is about cost-of-living increases, the bedroom tax, benefits caps and unfair taxes that are causing cold and hungry homes.

“People on benefits are having a dreadful time and are threatened with personal bankruptcy. It is not surprising that people are having to turn to food banks at the moment so we will march to get our message across.”

The Thousand Mothers March will take place on March 29, from Bruce Castle Park, before a central London demonstration on April 5.