bedroom-taxThe last challenge to the bedroom tax in July last year did not go well for anyone who thinks it is an unjust and unfair tax.

Now it is the turn of a group of 5 disabled people, who are taking the Government to Court on the grounds that the tax is unjustifiable discrimination.,

Their case will raise several ways in which the bedroom tax has the effect of unfairly discriminating against disabled people.

Some of the ways in which disabled people face a more onerous burden is:

a “spare” bedroom is not spare if it needs to be used for medical equipment, or carers;

disabled people may be put in an unreasonably and unequally vulnerable position if they took in a lodger;

There are very few accessible one bedroom properties that people with impairment related needs would be able to move into.

 

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