The United Nations is sending a top official to the UK in order to investigate the effect of the Bedroom Tax on those living on low incomes.The two week tour will be conducted by Raquel Rolnik. The visit – at the invitation of the Government – takes in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Manchester and will include sessions in local communities.
A UN spokesman pointed out that the UK was signed up to a number of international treaties which protect the right to adequate housing and non-discrimination.
The final report will then be presented in Geneva by the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014.