'Bedroom tax' will put off 'potential foster parents'

Potential foster parents will be put off by the government's plans to impose a 'bedroom tax' according to Harvey Gallagher, chief executive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers. Mr Gallagher said:

"Children who come into care need their own bedroom, equally, some fosters carers need a spare bedroom with nobody in it, as some children come into care in emergency situations, we need to find homes for them at the last minute."

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Pensioners hit by 'bedroom tax'

Some pensioners with spare rooms will be hit by reductions in housing benefit under what critics dub the Government's "bedroom tax", the Department of Work and Pensions said. A ComRes poll reveals most of the British public want to delay the tax.