An elderly London woman who lives in social housing accommodation with 600 bedrooms will not have her housing subsidy cut although she has 599 spare bedrooms.
From April social housing tenants will have their housing benefit reduced under the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ if they have unused bedrooms.
The woman (86), known only as ‘Q’, lives with her nonagenarian husband and some servants in SW1 and is believed to have other social housing properties.
A spokesman for the woman’s local council said she would not be penalized for having 599 spare bedrooms because they were needed as she received frequent visits from her ‘disabled useless twat of a son’ and his wife.
‘Q’ was recently seen down at her local post office collecting her Winter Fuel Payment.