Benefit changes introduced

There are fresh concerns about the impact of changes to the welfare system, including the introduction of the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

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Demonstrations held over 'bedroom tax' proposals

Demonstrations will be held in three areas across Wales today over changes to housing benefits. The changes include plans to cut payments for renting houses with spare rooms, the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

Demonstrations will be held in Wrexham, Swansea and Cardiff. The rally in Cardiff will be held outside City Hall, and will be supported by representatives from Shelter Cymru, Women's Aid and the Fire Brigades Union.

It's over the Government's plans to cut down on under-occupancy in social housing, which comes into effect on Monday. The changes mean housing benefit will be cut for those who are deemed to have a spare room.

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