Supreme Court paves way for ‘bedroom tax’ appeal

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Local Government, Universal Credit

The Supreme Court has granted the Government permission to challenge a ruling which held that the housing benefit regulations discriminate against disabled people - a move which could have implications for the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ set to hit social tenants from next April.In a unanimous ruling back in May this year, the Court of Appeal (COA) held that the size criteria in the current housing benefit regulations (currently only applying to claimants living in private rented housing) ...

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