'Bedroom tax' legal challenge

The High Court is considering 10 claims being brought against the Government's so-called Bedroom Tax that came into force on 1st April this year.

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'Bedroom tax' protesters at the High Court

Disabled adults and families with disabled children are challenging the legality of the Government's so-called "bedroom tax", arguing that it unlawfully discriminates against them.

Protesters against the 'bedroom tax' gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Lawyers in 10 cases at London's High Court are seeking a ruling that the regulations, introduced on 1st April, "unjustifiably discriminate against housing benefit claimants who are disabled or care for disabled family members".

Outside court protesters gathered in support of the families.

Protesters against the 'bedroom tax' gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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