Lib Dem president: Clegg backs change to 'bedroom tax'

Lib Dem president has told ITV News the party, including leader Nick Clegg, wants to change the so-called 'bedroom tax'. Disabled people are suffering "severe financial hardship and distress" as a result of the change to housing benefit, MPs warned.

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Labour: 'Completely unfair' to hit disabled

Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves said it was "completely unfair" that many disabled people were hit by the "bedroom tax" and charged for the space used to store essential medical equipment.

"Britain can't afford another year of David Cameron and Nick Clegg's tax on bedrooms," Ms Reeves said.

A group of MPs said disabled people are suffering 'severe financial hardship and distress' as a result of the 'bedroom tax'.. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"If they won't listen to the country and scrap their hated bedroom tax, then a Labour government will," she added.

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