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Pensioners hit by 'bedroom tax'

Some pensioners with spare rooms will be hit by reductions in housing benefit under what critics dub the Government's "bedroom tax", the Department of Work and Pensions said. A ComRes poll reveals most of the British public want to delay the tax.

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Couple break down over prospect of 'bedroom tax'

Lisa Munden, who has cerebral palsy, and her partner and full-time carer Brett Fage live in a two bedroom house in Essex and face paying the 'bedroom tax' because as a couple they are expected to share a room.

However, because of Lisa's condition she moves around a lot in the night so Brett sleeps in the second bedroom for 90% of the time.

From April they will have to spend £80 a month on the second bedroom and this is placing a huge financial burden on them.

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