The head the National Housing Federation, an independent body representing 1,200 English housing associations has added his voice to the growing chorus of criticism against the government's 'bedroom tax' due to come into effect tomorrow.
David Orr described the decision to end what Cameron calls "the spare room subsidy" as "wrong in every respect." He told the Observer:
"The bedroom tax is one of these once-in-a-generation decisions that is wrong in every respect. It's bad policy, it's bad economics, it's bad for hundreds of thousands of ordinary people whose lives will be made difficult for no benefit, and I think it's about to become profoundly bad politics."
George Osborne has accused the Government's welfare reform critics of talking "ill-informed rubbish."
Find out more about the raft of changes to the welfare benefits system that began to come into force from the 1 April.
The government has been forced to defend its changes to the benefits system after prominent church leaders claimed they were 'unjust'.