'Bedroom tax' error hits thousands

Press Association
Bedroom tax cases considered
Bedroom tax cases considered

The Government has been accused of understating the number of council tenants who have been wrongly hit by the so-called 'bedroom tax' changes to housing benefit.

Labour said local authority data showed that, as a result of a loophole in the legislation, at least 16,000 households had wrongly had their benefit cut - while the true figure could be closer to 50,000.