What number of bedrooms is allowed under the bedroom tax rules?

This depends on things like the number of people living in the house, and on what their circumstances are. One bedroom is allowed for a couple, and then further bedrooms may be added according to who else stays in the house. No bedroom is allowed for anyone, child or adult whose main home is elsewhere, with certain exceptions (see Additional room(s) allowed).

The bedroom allowance works like this. You are allowed:

• One bedroom for a couple

• One bedroom for a person age 16 or over

• One bedroom for 2 children (under 16) of the same sex

• One bedroom for 2 children who are under age 10

• One bedroom for any child (under 16) not in the above categories

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