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    It has been revealed that Greater Manchester councils have spent almost £5m in discretionary housing payments due to the bedroom tax in the last year. bedroom_tax.png

    Figures from the DWP have found a 16% increase in the use of DHP in Greater Manchester due to the bedroom tax, reports the Manchester Evening News.

    The £4.8m total was an overspend of £1.3m.

    Across the country, local authorities made discretionary housing payments of £100.8m in 2014/15 in order to cover the costs created by the bedroom tax, considerably higher than the £60m allocated.

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    August 25, 2015 by Laura Matthews Categories: Government And Reforms

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