DWP insists 'spare room subsidy' is lawful

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rejects the "bedroom tax" tag and says the reality is that "a spare room subsidy" has been removed from social sector tenants.

A DWP spokesman said the new regulations are lawful and adequate steps have been taken to safeguard people with disabilities.

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'Bedroom tax' legal challenge

The High Court is considering 10 claims being brought against the Government's so-called Bedroom Tax that came into force on 1st April this year.