Changes to Housing Benefit kick in on Monday, April 1st. Far from being an April Fool's lark the changes will have a devastating impact on families who simply cannot afford to shoulder the cut in income.
The reduction is 14% for the first “extra” room and 25% for the second.
Astonishingly last week the government’s so called ‘poverty tsar’, MP Frank Field, egged on social housing landlords to take direct action. Bricking up doors and knocking down walls would reduce the number of bedrooms and protect tenants from cuts to their Housing Benefit.