BREAKING: Nick Clegg speaks to Sheffield after bedroom tax shift

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg speaks at Bloomberg, central London where he announced that the Liberal Democrats will commit to

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg speaks at Bloomberg, central London where he announced that the Liberal Democrats will commit to "significantly" reducing the national debt as a percentage of GDP every year from 2018/19 and only borrow to invest in projects to boost growth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 9, 2014. See PA story POLITICS Clegg. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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Nick Clegg hopes Sheffield people would ‘welcome’ his party’s call for reform of the bedroom tax – a shock shift that has come under fire today.

Around 6,000 people across Sheffield have had their benefits slashed, some forced from their homes, after rules on spare rooms for social tenants changed.

Liberal Democrats voted for the reform but now want only people who turn down suitable smaller homes to see a reduction, and for disabled adults to be exempt, after report showed almost 60 per cent of households affected were in arrears.

 

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