Research carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions on public perceptions of the removal of the spare room subsidy.
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From 1 April 2013 the government reduced entitlement to Housing Benefit for working age tenants renting from a local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord who have more bedrooms than the government thinks they need according to set criteria.
Those with 1 extra bedroom have a 14% reduction applied to their eligible rent and those with two or more extra bedrooms have a 25% reduction applied.
This survey examines perceptions of the policy among the general public, following-up in more detail on data collected via a small number of questions included in a survey conducted in June largely focused on the benefit cap.