A new ComRes poll for The Sunday People reveals that a significant minority of the British public want the so-called 'bedroom tax' to be abandoned.
- 45% of those interviewed said the benefit cut should be abolished, and David Cameron should think of other ways to save money.
- Of those interviewed 65% of Labour voters want it to be abolished.
The poll revealed widespread public concern about how the policy would be implemented.
- Six in ten (60%) of the public say no one should lose housing benefit unless they refuse to move into suitable smaller accomodation
- More than three quarters (77%) think that Army families should be excluded from paying, if their children are away on tours of duty.
A disabled woman and her partner have written to a minister urging a rethink on plans to cut benefits for tenants deemed to have spare rooms
The benefit cut for social housing tenants will put 'unbearable' pressure on families with a disabled child.
Bedrooms in some foster homes will be classified as vacant, but the government insists funding for foster carers will be protected.