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Supreme Court considers bedroom tax

Published on: 17 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court considers bedroom tax
  • Original news
  • What was the background to the case and what issue arose?
  • What did the court decide and why?
  • Does the judgment clarify the law in this area?
  • What are the consequences of the decision and what should practitioners do next?
  • Are there any remaining grey areas?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: The ‘bedroom tax’ has been ruled to unlawfully discriminate against disabled people with a medical need for an extra bedroom. Richard Drabble QC, of Landmark Chambers, and Tom Royston, of Garden Court North Chambers, explain the Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of Carmichael and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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