Full Report: Confusion over bedroom tax requirements

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.

Watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.

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Bedroom tax in the North East

At least half a million pounds of unpaid rent is due to councils in the North East as tenants struggle to cope with the effects of benefit changes.