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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.

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Court ruling due on legality of 'bedroom tax'

The Court of Appeal will rule today on the legality of the Government's so-called "bedroom tax," which campaigners say unlawfully discriminates against the disabled.

Protesters against the bedroom tax gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in May 2013. Credit: PA

Judges will also decide in a separate case whether or not the "benefit cap" violates human rights laws and the common law because of its impact on vulnerable families.

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