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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Douglas Carswell told ITV's Peston On Sunday he wanted to "support" the government as a "critical friend" but refused to rule out a return.