Resident's 'Bedroom Tax' victory

A blind man has won his legal case against Westminster Council, which ruled he should pay more for his second bedroom. But his solicitors maintained he uses the room for storing equipment.

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Spare room subsidy: Key facts and figures

  • The Government says the so-called 'bedroom tax' will save £500 million off the benefit bill every year.
  • In London, it affects 80, 000 households, two thirds of which are disabled occupants.
  • It's a fixed percentage of the Housing Benefit eligible rent. This is set at 14% for one extra bedroom and 25% for two or more.
  • Those affected will lose £14 a week on average.
  • Housing association tenants lose an average of £16 a week.

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