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Bedroom tax judgement will cause more hardship

So, the spare room subsidy – better known as the bedroom tax – does not unlawfully discriminate against people with disabilities, according to a High Court ruling. But, as Dan Parton explains, that doesn’t make things any better for those affected: The claimants in the case – 10 families of people with disabilities, some of those with learning disabilities – had argued that the new housing benefit rules discriminate against people with disabilities when they cannot share a bedroom, or need extra rooms for equipment or support related to their disability. Briefly, while the High Court recognised that the bedroom


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