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Liberal Democrat turnaround on so-called Bedroom Tax

The Liberal Democrats have called for a reform of the "Bedroom Tax" in a dramatic withdrawal of support for the controversial welfare reform. Lib Dem Care Minister Norman Lamb said the evidence was "clear" that the policy was not working.

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Labour accuse Clegg of 'hypocrisy' over Bedroom Tax

Rachel Reeves accused Nick Clegg of 'unbelievable hypocrisy'. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves has hit out at the Lib Dems' U-turn on the bedroom tax policy, suggesting that they didn't oppose a previous bill to scrap it:

"The Lib Dems voted for the bedroom tax. There wouldn't be a bedroom tax if it wasn't for the Lib Dems.

"And in February when Labour tabled a bill to scrap the bedroom tax, the Lib Dems were nowhere to be seen," she said.

Lamb: 'Clear' that spare room policy isn't working

"This just goes to show why you can't trust a word the Lib Dems say.

"It is clear the only way to cancel the bedroom tax is to elect a Labour government next year."

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