Five lose court bid to rule 'bedroom tax' unlawful

Five disabled tenants have lost their bid at the Court of Appeal to have the UK Government's so-called "bedroom tax" declared unlawful.

The changes were introduced last April. People living in social housing who were deemed to have a spare bedroom were asked to downsize or accept a reduction in housing benefit.

Read: What is so-called 'bedroom tax'?

The UK Government argues the changes save money and help deal with a housing shortage Credit: Press Association

Two lone parents have lost their separate Court of Appeal challenge to the legality of the "benefit cap".

Judges rejected claims that the policy violates human rights laws and the common law because of its impact on vulnerable families.

Read: DWP expects 'very few' affected by 'bedroom tax' error

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Court declares Government's 'bedroom tax' lawful

Five disabled tenants have lost their Court of Appeal bid to have the Government's so-called "bedroom tax" declared unlawful.