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'Bedroom tax' concessions

Foster parents and Armed Forces personnel who receive housing benefit will be exempt from the controversial so-called "bedroom tax". It comes after an exemption for families whose children's severe disability means they cannot share a bedroom.

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Duncan Smith to tweak 'bedroom tax' rules

Ian Duncan Smith Credit: PA

The Government will issue "final guidance" to local authorities this week on a "number of areas" regarding the application of its controversial so-called "bedroom tax", the Work and Pensions Secretary said.

Iain Duncan Smith told MPs in the Commons yesterday that the guidance would come out today.

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