"Bedroom Tax" to be challenged in the Court of Appeal

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Ricardomeister

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Lawyers representing adults and children with disabilities who are challenging the Government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ have been granted permission to take their fight to the Court of Appeal after losing their High Court challenge in July this year.

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Giving his reasons for granting an appeal hearing, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Aikens said that the cases “…raise issues of public importance concerning the amended housing benefit scheme and the needs of disabled/ young people and so should be considered by the Court of Appeal.”

Justice Aikens continued: “Further, the points raised in the grounds of appeal and the proposed ‘skeleton’ argument have a reasonable prospect of success…”

Although I will not be affected by the "bedroom" tax (if a wheelchair adapted bungalow ever becomes available!) I wish these people and their lawyers (and everybody else who has been unfairly targeted by this policy) all the best in their fight for fairness and justice.

http://www.leighday.co.uk/News/2013/September-2013/Bedroom-Tax-to-be-challenged-in-the-Court-of-Appea

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sorry to say it's not only the "bedroom tax" for social tenants, the LHA for private tenants is also causing serious problems and has been around longer!
regards, Deb