With effect from April 2013 people in social housing will lose a proportion of their housing benefits if they have any spare rooms in their home. Until recently this penalised foster carers, however, the government said on Tuesday that foster carers would be allowed an additional room, whether or not a child was placed with them, as long as they had fostered a child or become a registered carer in the past 12 months. If you would like any advice please contact our family team.
The ‘bedroom’ tax
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