'Bedroom tax' rules change

Families whose children's disability means they cannot share a bedroom will be exempt from the controversial so-called "bedroom tax". The Government will issue "final guidance" to local authorities on a "number of areas"

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Changes to 'bedroom tax'

The Government has begun backtracking on its controversial plans to cut housing benefit - proposals that have been labelled 'the bedroom tax'.

It says disabled children, foster carers and the armed forces would be exempt from benefits cut if they have a spare room.

But disabled adults will still be affected. Ben Schofield reports.

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