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Senior judges accepted the welfare reforms were among the Government's most controversial policies, but said they were not "without reasonable foundation"

Reported in the Mirror, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Government's cuts to the benefits system ARE legal.

Judges rejected accusations that the hated bedroom tax unlawfully discriminates against the disabled, and also rejected claims that the "benefit cap" violates human rights laws and the common law because of its impact on vulnerable families.

Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson said the legal challenges were to two "of the Government's most controversial measures" relating to state benefits, but that the court could only intervene if the measures "were manifestly without reasonable foundation".

He ruled that that stringent test was not satisfied and both challenges must fail.

People with disabilities who challenged the bedroom tax vowed to continue their battle following the Court of Appeal ruling.

Read the full story in the Mirror

Meanwhile it will be interesting to see what happens in this legal challenge by CPAG

 

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0 #3 valerie 2014-02-26 16:19
recived a letter confirming that the 1996 act applyes to me thay said in the letter that I was underpaid by £513 00 for bedroom tax I phoned the housing abought this today because I have not heard anything since I got the letter and thay told me that it was in an account and I would not get the full amount back as I have to pay rent a month in advance I don't understand this as I get my rent paid i thought I wold get the full refund back can anyone put some light on this thanks
0 #2 shimtoan 2014-02-23 13:44
hopefully it's only 15 months to go Angela
+5 #1 angela 2014-02-21 12:21
Well I,m not surprised who payes the judges wages come on wake up this is here to stay until this government is put out of power

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