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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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Department of Work and Pensions: new changes 'vital'

The Department of Work and Pensions say it's 'vital' the better use is made of housing. It's in response to demonstrations in Wales and across the UK over the changes to housing benefit.

With nearly 2 million households in Great Britain on waiting lists, and over a quarter of a million living in overcrowded accommodation, it is vital we ensure better use of our housing stock.

That said, we know there are people who have had certain modifications made to their homes to manage disabilities. That's why we are giving councils in Wales almost £6.2million to help vulnerable tenants with their housing needs.

– Statement from the Department of Work and Pensions

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