'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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IDS tells ITV News: 'No climbdown' over bedroom tax

The Government is giving councils the power to exempt severely disabled children from changes to housing benefit, rather than subsidise income through a hardship fund.

Speaking to ITV News, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith denied the move amounts to a u-turn, and insists his department is just clarifying guidance. There is no more money to pay for it, and the changes will come out of the department's budget.

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