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Charities' fight 'bedroom tax'

Mencap and a number of other charities are launching a campaign against the 'bedroom tax' which is due to come into force next month.

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'Bedroom tax' will have 'hugely detrimental impact'

Along with six other charities, Mencap have launched a campaign against the Government's 'bedroom tax' plans.

In February, the charities wrote an open letter to Chancellor George Osborne, to ask the Government to exempt carers and disabled people.

"This policy will have a hugely detrimental impact on disabled people and their families. For example, family carers who care full-time, or who juggle work and care, may need to sleep in another room just to get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep."

– Mencap

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