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article 30 January 2013 UK
The 'bedroom tax' - the key questions

From April, an under-occupation penalty will be served on housing benefit claimants with a spare room or rooms. Dubbed the "bedroom tax", Ciaran Jenkins explains how it works.

article 06 February 2013 UK
'Bedroom tax' will cost taxpayers more

The government's controversial new "bedroom tax" will cost rather than save money in parts of the country, it has been claimed. Reporter Ciaran Jenkins explains.

article 01 April 2014 Politics
'Bedroom tax' - one year on, is it working?

It is 12 months since the government removed its spare room subsidy, dubbed the "bedroom tax" by critics. It is designed to save money and free up under-occupied homes, so what effect has it had?

article 19 September 2013 UK
How to beat the 'bedroom tax'

Social housing tenants in Fife are using housing law from the 1980s to successfully challenge demands for extra rent under the so-called bedroom tax.

article 21 February 2014 UK
Bedroom tax 'unlawful' appeal rejected by court

The court of appeal upholds the legality of government cutbacks in the benefits system, as judges reject accusations that the so-called "bedroom tax" unlawfully discriminates against the disabled.

article 30 January 2013
Row over housing benefit changes dubbed 'bedroom tax'

Conservative MP Mark Field tells Channel 4 News he had not heard of the term "bedroom tax" before last week but that he voted for the policy behind the nickname because it will ease overcrowding.

video 20 September 2013 UK

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Labour pledge to kill bedroom tax

Labour will pledge to scrap one of the Conservatives' most controversial policies. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne explains why. Michael Hancock, skills minister, defends it.

video 11 September 2013 UK

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Bedroom tax row: UN official hits back at Tory MPs

UN official Raquel Rolnik puts up a feisty defence against Conservative condemnation and accusations from MP Nadhim Zahawi that she is being used as a "political football".

article 22 February 2013 UK
'Bedroom tax': no U-turn, says DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions says there will be "no change" to its controversial housing benefit reform, dubbed the "bedroom tax".

article 28 February 2013 UK
'Bedroom tax' is 'appalling' says paediatrician

Cuts to housing benefit for families with disabled children are "ludicrous", "unfair" and "appalling", according to a group of medical experts speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News.