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'Bedroom tax' row continues

More than 96% of households affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax' are unable to move into smaller properties, Labour has claimed.

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VIDEO REPORT: Smaller homes only available for one per cent of 'bedroom tax' victims

It's been revealed that thousands of tenants in the south-east are being forced to pay the so-called 'bedroom tax' - and yet it's virtually impossible for them to move into smaller homes.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed an extreme scarcity of one-bedroom social housing across the region.

It means that in Medway, for example, smaller homes are available for only one per cent of people paying the penalty for having a spare room. In Thurrock, the situation is little better. John Ryall reports.

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