05/08/2013 06:14 BST

Bedroom Tax: 96% Of Those Affected Have Nowhere To Move

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Protestors hang signs on the gates as they demonstrate against the proposed 'bedroom tax' gather in Trafalgar Square before marching to Downing Street on March 30, 2013 in London, England. Welfare groups are protesting the government's plans to cut benefits where families have surpassed the number of rooms they require. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

The Government’s justification for its controversial “bedroom tax” has been debunked by new figures showing that up to 96 per cent of those affected have, in effect, nowhere to move.

The figures published today in The Independent expose the false argument behind ministerial attempts to spin the move as ending the “spare-room subsidy”, and confirm campaigners’ claims that it merely penalises poor people.