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.{jcomments on}

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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