Bedroom tax 'shocking' - UN probe

Press Association

United Nations
United Nations

The Government's so-called "bedroom tax" is a "shocking" policy in need of being scrapped, an international investigator has said.

A United Nations official charged with examining the policy - introduced earlier this year to reduce the number of social tenants under-occupying their accommodation - said anecdotal evidence during her fact-finding visit to Britain has raised concerns about the happiness of those affected by the welfare reform measure.