Couple will struggle to pay because of 'bedroom tax'

Lisa and Brett live in a two bedroom house in Essex, Lisa has cerebral palsy and Brett is her partner as well as her full-time carer.

Lisa's condition gives her spasms, causing her to move around a lot in the night, because of this Brett sleeps in the spare room 90 per cent of the time.

Lisa and Brett say they cannot downsize Credit: ITV News

Under new Government proposals, from April, if you live in social housing and have a spare bedroom, you will have to either downsize or face a cut in your benefits.

Because Lisa and Brett are a couple, they are expected to share a room, losing £80 a month.

The pair say they will struggle, because they cannot downsize.

Read more on Lisa and Brett's story.

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