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    According to Oxfam 1,800 households have been hit by the bedroom tax losing an average of £16.50 from their weekly benefits.

    Research by the charity Oxfam has suggested that claimants in Cambridgeshire are suffering more than the average household affected by reforms in the East of England, reports Cambridge News. Housing Crisis

    Oxfam has said that 2,600 families have been affected in Suffolk, losing an average of £14.50 a week with 3,300 households in Herefordshire losing an average of £18.20.

    Oxfam said the cuts were on top of reductions to council tax support and other benefits. Chief executive Mark Goldring said: “This is the latest evidence of a perfect storm blowing massive holes in the safety net which is supposed to stop people falling further into poverty. We are already seeing people turning to food banks and struggling with rent, council tax, childcare and travel costs to job centres. At a time when the five richest families in the UK have the same wealth as the bottom 20 per cent of the population it is unacceptable that the poorest are paying such a heavy price.”

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    April 24, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Government And Reforms

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