Housing benefit change 'losing' money, Leeds council says
Leeds City Council claims that recent changes to the housing benefit system has left it out of pocket.
The change, dubbed a "bedroom tax" by opponents, was introduced in April and means families on housing benefit are assessed on the number of bedrooms they need.
The council claims money from its revenue account is being lost when tenants fail to pay the spare room subsidy.
Jenny Hill reports.
17 May 2013
- From the section UK Politics