The bedroom tax undermines the coalition governments' own policy to lift the century-long ban on residents of UK social housing starting businesses in their homes. Far from getting people working, this tax removes this option for some of the most deprived members of our society. One sector of home-based workers - foster carers - has been granted immunity from this harsh cut. It is time for George Osborne to extend this exemption to all home-based working residents of social housing.
Exempt them now!