Bedroom tax slammed

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A CONTROVERSIAL ‘bedroom tax’ could leave Derbyshire families over £500 a year out of pocket.

The Government plans to cut housing benefit to people who are living in council or social housing which has a ‘spare’ bedroom and is deemed too large.

Those with one empty room will lose 15 per cent of their benefit while those with two will lose 25 per cent.

Will these proposals leave you out of pocket? How will you cope when these measures are introduced? Share your story by contacting news@matlockmercury.co.uk or by calling 01246 504536.