Welfare benefit changes

A raft of changes to the welfare benefits system this April began to come into force on Monday, with more being introduced throughout the month.

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Fears over the so-called 'Bedroom Tax'

Many of the Government's welfare reforms have finally become reality this week and for thousands of families in the East that means a drop in their household incomes.

In particular, anyone who has a room that could be classed as a spare bedroom will see a cut in their benefits - the Government says the reforms are just about being fair to everyone.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Social Affairs Correspondent Elodie Harper.

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