Reforms to bedroom tax

Inside Housing is reporting "The government has bowed to pressure over its ‘bedroom tax’ and announced plans to amend the regulations to exclude two key groups."

Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary has announced that the government is to amend its regulations for its under-occupation penalty, commonly known as the bedroom tax.  The changes will exclude foster carers and some parents of members of the armed forces.

According to Inside Housing, "Foster carers will be allowed an additional room even if they are between placements, and parents who have a child in the armed forces who still lives with them when not on service will also be allowed an extra room."