Bedroom tax 'causes rent arrears'

AOL Money Staff
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The so-called "bedroom tax" has tipped nearly one in three affected council tenants into rent arrears, campaigners said as they renewed calls for the benefit cut to be scrapped.

Since the reform was introduced in April, 50,000 households in 114 local council areas can no longer afford to pay for their accommodation - 31% of those affected, the False Economy group claimed.