Partial U-turn over bedroom tax announced by Iain Duncan Smith

Pressure prompts work and pensions secretary to exempt foster carers and armed forces personnel from controversial tax The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced a partial U-turn on the government’s controversial bedroom tax, exempting foster carers and armed forces personnel who live at home. The concessions were announced in a written ministerial statement after weeks of growing political pressure over the policy.

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Partial U-turn over bedroom tax announced by Iain Duncan Smith