LIBERAL Democrats in Warrington have welcomed Nick Clegg’s call for a major change to the ‘Bedroom tax’.

Ministers are calling for disabled adults to be automatically exempt and for people to only lose some benefit if they are offered a suitable smaller home but choose not to move.

Clr Ian Marks, Lib Dem leader of the council, said: “As people who are close to our local communities, Lib Dem councillors have had serious reservations about this policy from the start.

“We hoped this policy would free up properties for those in overcrowded accommodation but this clearly has not happened on a large enough scale.

“People have ended up paying the difference, further cutting into their already stretched budgets.

“We call on the Conservatives in the Government to support the Lib Dem call for urgent reform."