'Bedroom tax': Who will it affect?

The 'bedroom tax' will affect around 660,000 social housing tenants across the country:

  • Separated parents who share the care of their children and may have been allocated an extra bedroom to reflect this. Benefit rules mean that there must be a designated ‘main carer’ for children (who receives the extra benefit)

Source: The National Housing Federation

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'Bedroom tax' legal challenge

Opponents of the Government's plans to withhold benefits from some social housing tenants, deemed to have spare rooms, are today launching a legal challenge against the so-called 'bedroom tax'.