Concerns over welfare reforms in force from today

From today, thousands of social housing tenants will have their benefits cut if they are deemed to have a spare room. It is part of a raft of welfare reforms which critics have dubbed a bedroom tax.

Bryan Tudor and his wife Elaine live in a three bedroom house in Kidderminster. He suffers from a number of health conditions, including problems with his heart and kidneys. Mr Tudor says he will have to pay an extra £50 a month. He believes people with disabilities are being hit the hardest.

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'Bedroom tax' in the Midlands

Anti-cuts activists will be in Birmingham today, in protest at the Government's welfare changes. UK Uncut said it will highlight the effect of the so-called bedroom tax, with protesters expected to take beds with them to the demonstrations.