UN rapporteur sorry for using term 'bedroom tax'

The UN Special Rapporteur for housing Raquel Rolnik has apologised for using the term "bedroom tax" when she criticised what the Government has officially termed the "spare room subsidy".

In a discussion with Conservative Party chairman Grant Schapps on Channel 4 News, she said:

Bedroom tax is a nickname that everyone is using and I apologise for using the nickname that everybody in the UK, since the first day that I arrived here, was using.

– raquel rolnick, un special rapporteur

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UN 'bedroom tax' apology

UN Special Rapporteur for housing Raquel Rolnik has apologised for using the term "bedroom tax" when she criticised the Government for what it terms the "spare room subsidy". The Conservative party complained to Ban Ki-Moon about the remarks.