Couple take bedroom tax hit to keep shrine to dead son

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government

A couple who lost their son to cancer are prepared to pay the bedroom tax to keep a shrine to his memory. Cheryl and Michael Chapman's son Tony passed away in 2002 after 10 years of ill health. Since his death, the couple have kept his former bedroom as he left it as a shrine to his memory. The Chapmans will see their housing benefit slashed by £29 a week when the bedroom tax begins in April but told the BBC that they would go without food to keep their son's room. The couple have been deemed as und...

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