The Government's poverty tsar, Frank Field, has condemned the "bedroom tax" as a form of social engineering which would make Joseph Stalin proud. Mr Field believes the scheme, which will be introduced on Monday, is doomed to fail. He says the change is flawed because housing associations have been encouraged to build two and three-bedroom accommodation "irrespective of what the size of the population is". He believes the Government will initially save £500m because many people will take a cut in housing benefit because they cannot move.
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