- 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?
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.
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