So people who cant afford the bed room tax can ask the council for extra help here are the rules, rather than tell you when they will help its set up as when they wont and there are of course more times they wont than will. I did hear the total UK fund was only £19 million but can't find a link.
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)
When we wouldn't help
In general, we wouldn't expect to pay Discretionary Housing Payments in these situations.
•If your benefit falls a long way short of the rent because the landlord is overcharging by a large amount or because of the Local Housing Allowance rates.
•Because local reference rents and Local Housing Allowance rates have put homes in many parts of the city beyond the means of many people claiming Housing Benefit.
•If your preference for a size of home, type of home or area to live in is not strictly necessary and you have no compelling reasons for this preference.
•When your non-dependants have not paid their share of your housing costs but they have the means to do so.
•The inadequacy of benefits for disability to cover the cost of disability towards which they are paid.
•If you are unwilling to use other available resources or to apply for other more appropriate forms of help.
•If you could deal with your housing costs in other ways, for example, by moving to cheaper accommodation or by claiming other benefits.
•If you move from a council or Housing Association tenancy to unaffordable private-rented accommodation, unless the move is for the most compelling reasons.
We will not normally help with the cost of rent in advance, removal costs or other expenses to help you move to affordable accommodation