Housing benefit reform savings 'lower than planned'
The amount of money saved by a controversial housing benefit change may be considerably less than expected, according to new research seen by the BBC.
The under-occupancy charge - which Labour calls the "bedroom tax" - was introduced in April and was intended to save £480m.
But a study by York University indicates that taking other costs into account means that the actual saving could be more like £190m.
The government described the research as "limited" and "not credible".
Michael Buchanan reports.
14 Oct 2013
- From the section UK