The bedroom tax, officially known as the under-occupancy penalty, is a deduction applied to housing benefits received by social housing tenants in the United Kingdom who are deemed to have one or more spare bedrooms. This policy was introduced in April 2013 by the Conservative-led coalition government as part of its austerity measures, aiming to reduce the housing benefit bill and encourage more efficient use of social housing. The bedroom tax calculation is determined based on the number of bedrooms available in the property and the composition of the household. If a tenant is considered to have one spare bedroom, …