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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/461178/Victory-as-ridiculous-challenge-on-benefits-thrown-out-of-court

The Court of Appeal ruled that the £26,000-a-year cap on handouts and the removal of housing benefit subsidy for extra bedrooms in council homes are both legal.

Lawyers for the challenges said they may go to the Supreme Court.

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The Court of Appeal ruled that the £26,000-a-year cap on handouts and the removal of the housing benefit subsidy exemption from landlord administered taxes we've tricked the plebs into calling rent...

Fixed your typo for you.

Anyway, I don't know why we pay attention to the charade of legal action against the government?

Legal means whatever the government wants it to mean.

'Government agrees that government policy is consistent with government rules'.

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The Court of Appeal ruled that the £26,000-a-year cap on handouts and the removal of housing benefit subsidy for extra bedrooms in council homes are both legal.

Meanwhile in work-land, it's also been legal for my Boss to cap my wages with no gauranteed pay rises. On top of that my landlady charges me the appropriate rent for the 3 bed house I live in, instead of the same rate as a 1 bed flat. Shocking.

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Meanwhile in work-land, it's also been legal for my Boss to cap my wages with no gauranteed pay rises. On top of that my landlady charges me the appropriate rent for the 3 bed house I live in, instead of the same rate as a 1 bed flat. Shocking.

Coincidentally, just as I started looking at this thread I was watching a cartoon with my daughter which features a character called Starla.

I appreciate this doesn't add much to the debate though.

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Meanwhile in work-land, it's also been legal for my Boss to cap my wages with no gauranteed pay rises. On top of that my landlady charges me the appropriate rent for the 3 bed house I live in, instead of the same rate as a 1 bed flat. Shocking.

Horrific! You must call Cherie Blair right now and start proceedings!

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Fixed your typo for you.

Anyway, I don't know why we pay attention to the charade of legal action against the government?

Legal means whatever the government wants it to mean.

'Government agrees that government policy is consistent with government rules'.

'Government Law agrees that government rentier policy is consistent with government rentier rules'.

English Law, written by rentiers for rentiers.

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Surely this was just a last hurrah for p1ssing away legal aid rather than anything fro the claimants.

I'd like a public funded legal case why UK disability rates are much higher than the rest of Western Europe.

And why disability in the North East is much higher than the SE.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/461178/Victory-as-ridiculous-challenge-on-benefits-thrown-out-of-court

The Court of Appeal ruled that the £26,000-a-year cap on handouts and the removal of housing benefit subsidy for extra bedrooms in council homes are both legal.

Lawyers for the challenges said they may go to the Supreme Court.

This is called down sizing when you have to pay your way in live, why do think a single person should have the rent of a three or four bedroom house paid for by the tax payer.

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This is called down sizing when you have to pay your way in live, why do think a single person should have the rent of a three or four bedroom house paid for by the tax payer.

I don't!

And I think it is incredibly unfair on people in the private sector who do only get paid LHA according to the number of rooms they're entitled to.

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How much of Cherie's professional time would you get for a year's pay? A couple of hours?

I'd guess she charges somewhere around 1000 an hour. I would assume legal aid would pay, it usually seems to.

edit: except that, of course, Starla has a job so it totally fecked on the legal aid front.

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Meanwhile in work-land, it's also been legal for my Boss to cap my wages with no gauranteed pay rises. On top of that my landlady charges me the appropriate rent for the 3 bed house I live in, instead of the same rate as a 1 bed flat. Shocking.

These people who took this case need to show me where you can rent a room in the PRS in a house where everything is paid for £20 a week. It will get snapped up.

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I'd guess she charges somewhere around 1000 an hour. I would assume legal aid would pay, it usually seems to.

Really?

Maybe if she's sponsoring a case. But £1000/hour sounds more like a 'normal' lawyer, as soon as you go above the conveyancing monkey.

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Really?

Maybe if she's sponsoring a case. But £1000/hour sounds more like a 'normal' lawyer, as soon as you go above the conveyancing monkey.

Partners at big law firms come in at around that (so long way above local law firm rates):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/justice-costs-fury-as-lawyers-fees-top-850an-hour-8965339.html

Although there are a few QCs specialising in crimes of the very rich who charge a lot more (caution, it's the Wail so could be totally bogus):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-401488/Britains-lawyers-charge-staggering-5-000-hour.html

My guess is that a human rights lawyer like Cherie would be much closer to the law firm level. I could be completely wrong though. Anything that you could point at that would give any more concrete info?

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I don't!

And I think it is incredibly unfair on people in the private sector who do only get paid LHA according to the number of rooms they're entitled to.

So everyone should have a 4 bedroom house paid for by the tax payer, don't think that would work.

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So everyone should have a 4 bedroom house paid for by the tax payer, don't think that would work.

No.

I'm pretty certain I haven't said that's a good idea. I will just check to see if I fell down a rabbit hole.

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