(In the UK) an informal name for a measure introduced in the Welfare Reform Act 2012, by which the amount of housing benefit paid to a claimant is reduced if the property they are renting is judged to have more bedrooms than necessary: more than 800 households in the area have had their housing benefit cut through the so-called bedroom tax
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- Furious residents have been told to ditch fags, bingo and boozing to help pay the bedroom tax.
- This week the show focuses on social housing in Manchester, just as the introduction of the bedroom tax heaps more pressure on the system.
- One in ten claimants hit by the so-called ' bedroom tax ' have come off benefits altogether.
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