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Few homes available to avoid 'bedroom tax' benefit change

There are not enough suitable homes available for tenants in Wales who opt to downsize amid changes to the benefit system, BBC Wales research shows.

Tenants with spare rooms face a cut in welfare payments under the so-called "bedroom tax" unless they move to a smaller property.

But figures show there are too few one-bedroom properties in Wales available for tenants who opt to downsize. However, the UK government said it was bringing "fairness back to the system".

Economics correspondent Sarah Dickins reports.

  • 12 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales