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'Bedroom tax' disability cost 'waste', says housing association

Changes in housing benefit payments affecting disabled people could cost the public purse millions of pounds in Wales, a housing association has said.

Wales & West Housing (WWH) said many disabled tenants may be forced to move because of the so-called "bedroom tax".

It said it could result in millions more being spent adapting properties.

The UK government said it had given Wales £7.9m for a discretionary fund tenants could apply for but WWH said that may not be enough to cover costs.

Sarah Dickins reports.

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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