'Bedroom tax' legal bid rejected

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge over claims that the Government's so-called "bedroom tax" unlawfully discriminates against disabled people in social housing.

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DWP welcomes 'bedroom tax' High Court ruling

We are pleased to learn that the court has found in our favour and agreed that we have fulfilled our equality duties to disabled people.

Reform of housing benefiting the social sector is essential, so the taxpayer does not pay for people’s extra bedrooms. But we have ensured extra discretionary housing support is in place to help those who need it and today we have announced a further £35m of funding to councils to aid residents.

– A DWP spokesperson

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