Forces exempt from 'bedroom tax'

AOL Money Staff
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

Foster carers and parents of serving armed forces personnel will be exempted from welfare deductions if they have spare rooms, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

Mr Duncan Smith has come under intense pressure over the application of what Labour calls the "bedroom tax", which will see social home tenants lose housing benefit if they are deemed to have more rooms than they need.