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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.

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Foster carers 'penalised' for caring for more children

Foster parent Hayley Woods will lose around £80 per month under the government's controversial 'bedroom tax' plans.

Mrs Woods moved from a two bedroom house into a three bedroom house to enable her to take care of more foster children. She said the plans will mean no one "in their right mind" would become a foster carer to multiple children.

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