Hit by the "bedroom tax"?

There's relief for the parents of disabled children in our region after it was announced they will be exempt from the so-called "bedroom tax". Foster carers will also be exempt, but for others the worry continues.

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Good news on the bedroom tax

Protests against controversial welfare reforms have been held across the region despite assurances from the Government that the most vulnerable will be protected.

Parents of children with disabilities and foster carers have been told they won't be forced to pay extra towards their rent or move to smaller houses once the Government's so-called ''bedroom tax'' comes into force. But some say that the exemptions don't go far enough. Charlotte Wilkins reports.


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