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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What is 'Bedroom Tax'?

  • Welfare reforms have cut the amount of benefit that people can get if they are deemed to have a spare bedroom in their council house.
  • It restricts housing benefit to allow for one bedroom for each person or couple living as part of the household.
  • 80, 000 are affected in London.

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