Money expert Martin Lewis is calling on David Cameron to admit he got it wrong on the hated Bedroom Tax — and finally scrap it.
The cash wizard told the Sunday People our Prime Minister should recognise the Tory policy is brutal because it threatens to take away support from 660,000 people, two thirds of them disabled.
Martin, the creator of website MoneySavingExpert.com, said: “The Government should say, ‘We tried that. It was a good idea but it hasn’t worked. We’ll stop.’
“But they can’t do that because they will be seen as a failure.
“We live in a country where politicians doing a U-turn is seen as a bad thing. We are all worse off for it.”
The Sunday People has been campaigning for a fair deal for victims of the Bedroom Tax since it was introduced last summer.
The hated charge — officially called the under-occupancy rule — means as many as 660,000 people of a working age in social housing who have a spare bedroom will have their housing benefit cut by £40 to £80 a month.
Martin, 42, believes the policy unfairly targets the vulnerable.