Tories lose court battle on hated bedroom tax
The supreme court has told the UK government that it cannot force the bedroom tax on the partners of 155 disabled people.
The court's president Lady Hale said that applying the housing benefit reduction to a man, referred to as RR, was a breach of his right to a home under the Human Rights Act.
The court accepted that RR, due to their partner's severe disability, required a spare room to store medical equipment.
Full housing benefit will be restored to RR aa well as some 155 others in "lookalike cases" circumstances who lost out due to the bedroom tax.
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions, who administer the bedroom tax, said: “We are carefully considering this ruling.”
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