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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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Government's so-called 'bedroom tax' explained

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%.

Lawyers for the 11 cases say that, unless the families move from their homes into smaller properties, they face building up rent arrears and being forced out any way.

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