'Bedroom tax': Who is exempt?

  • Pensioners have always been exempt
  • Approved foster carers, so long as they have fostered a child, or become an approved foster carer in the last 12 months
  • Adult children who are in the Armed Forces but who continue to live with parents
  • Severely disabled children should be allowed a room of their own if their condition makes it unreasonable for another child to share with them

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Protests against 'bedroom tax'

Campaigners against the Government's controversial changes to housing benefits - dubbed 'bedroom tax' - have taken to the streets across the UK in protest.