A man fighting government plans to introduce the 'bedroom tax,' claims he has found a loop-hole which could make people exempt from paying it.
Currently, anyone living in social housing will receive less benefits from next month if they have unoccupied bedrooms.
Michael Brennan, from Newcastle, relies on a disability benefit. He says the government is wrong to tax him on a space which is too small to be classed as a bedroom.
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