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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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Disabled child denied own room under 'bedroom tax'

A family living in social housing with a severely disabled daughter have been told they must pay extra for her to have her own room, under the government's new so-called 'bedroom tax'.

Dianne and Tony live in a three bedroom home with their two daughters: 3-year-old Shanice and 15-year-old Stephanie. Stephanie suffers from severe mobility, speech and language problems and requires 24-hour care.

The government says the girls should share a room, but the family say this is simply not possible, and the changes will mean they will be put under "unbearable" financial pressure.

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