Foster carers and military exempt from 'bedroom tax'

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a change to housing benefit which means foster carers and military personnel will not be affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

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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.