If you have a spare bedroom then your Universal Credit or Housing Benefit may be reduced. This is sometimes called the 'Bedroom Tax', the 'under-occupation penalty' or the 'removal of the spare room subsidy'.
If you are affected, the housing element of Universal Credit or your Housing Benefit can be cut by the following percentage:
What are the exemptions and rules?
What is a spare room?
There are a number of different rules about what counts as a spare bedroom:
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