Category: (DWP) Bedroom Tax

UK – Domestic violence victim seeks bedroom tax judicial review

Woman who lives with son in three-bedroom house with fortified loft has been told she will lose some of her benefits Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary. Photograph: Rex Features A victim of domestic violence who faces losing her council home which has a secure “panic room” is to challenge the government’s so-called …

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UK – Benefits cap will have catastrophic effect on families, court will hear

Vulnerable families challenging £500-a-week cap say it may force victims of domestic violence to return to their abusers Two of the claims involve victims of domestic abuse and their claims are supported by the refuge charity Women’s Aid. Photograph: Dani Rodriguez/Alamy Families will suffer catastrophic effects and victims of domestic violence may be forced to …

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UK – Disabled families challenge ‘bedroom tax’ in High Court

Ten disabled people have taken the Government to the High Court claiming that Iain Duncan-Smith’s introduction of the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ is discriminatory and breaks human rights laws. A spina biffida sufferer is among the group claiming that social housing tenants with disabilities have been unfairly included in the welfare benefits cut because they often …

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UK – 10 lies we’re told about welfare

  Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we’re fobbed off with porkies   • Ruth Patrick: This is how people on benefits actually feel   Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department …

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UK – The day Britain changes: welfare reforms and coalition cuts take effect

A new world heaves into view this week with sweeping changes in the fields of welfare, justice, health and tax David Cameron leaves No 10, Downing Street: many of his government’s radical cuts and reforms are due to be introduced this week. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Monday 1 April 2013 Bedroom tax introduced The aim is …

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ENGLAND – Labour council tells families to take in a foster child to avoid benefit cuts

A Labour council has been condemned after it advised families faced with a cut in their housing benefits to foster a child to get around the rules.   Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg appearing on LBC radio. Photo: LBC Ealing Council is West London has sent out a leaflet to residents encouraging them to take vulnerable …

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