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'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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High Court due to rule on 'bedroom tax'

The High Court rules today on whether the Government's so-called "bedroom tax" unlawfully discriminates against disabled people in social housing.

High Court to rule today on 'bedroom tax'. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New housing benefit regulations, introduced on April 1, led to reductions in benefit payments to tenants assessed to be under-occupying their accommodation.

Under new ''size criteria'', tenants with one spare bedroom have had a payment reduction of 14% and those deemed to have two or more spare, a reduction of 25%.

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