The National Housing Federation has claimed that the government's move to exempt foster carers and armed forces personnel from the so-called 'bedroom tax' amounts to an admission that the policy is "ill-thought through and incompetent".
The bedroom tax is still an unfair and perverse tax which will hit hundreds of thousands of other vulnerable people living in social housing around the country.
They are being penalised for a weak housing policy that for years has failed to build enough affordable homes and reduce the housing benefit bill.
Today's concession is an admission that the bedroom tax is ill-thought and incompetent.
The Government must repeal this ill-conceived policy, but at the very least right now it must exempt disabled and other vulnerable people from these cuts.
More top news
Labour election candidate denies claims he pays interns £4 a day to campaign for him. Toby Perkins says they are volunteers paid expenses.
Jersey has been named in a list of the top 10 best European islands for travellers.
The findings of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War may not be published this year, according to reports.