Update on housing benefit

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has stated that some people in receipt of housing benefit should have been exempt from the so called 'bedroom tax'.

Tenants affected are those who 'have been continuously entitled to housing benefit since 1st January 1996 and who have occupied the same property since that date.'

However the DWP has said it will be looking to amend the regulations to close this loophole.

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