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Sweeping changes to welfare begin

1 April 2013 Last updated at 20:50 BST

Government changes to the welfare system have started coming into effect, including benefit cuts for some people with spare bedrooms.

They include a reduction of benefit for social housing tenants of working age with spare bedrooms.

The biggest shake-up of the welfare system for decades will also see low income households in many local authority areas in England begin paying council tax for the first time.

Mike Sergeant reports.