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'Tax' on soldier son's bedroom in Crawley

A father from Crawley who keeps two bedrooms free at his council house for his grown-up son and his granddaughter says he is angry that his benefits will now be cut.

From April, Chris Langham will lose around 25% of his current payment.

The change is a result of what opponents have dubbed the government's "bedroom tax" designed to reduce the annual cost of housing benefits.

But Mr Langham claims its wrong that he should be penalised for keeping a room for his son when he is off-duty from serving with the military.

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • From the section Sussex