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'bedroom Tax' Cases To Be Considered At Supreme Court

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35683939

Supreme Court judges are to consider appeals which claim the removal of the government's spare room subsidy is discriminatory in some cases.

The BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman said the ruling would affect people within these two specific groups.
There are believed to be about 300 such victims of domestic violence and thousands of severely disabled children in this situation.

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They could have solved all this by making BT come in when you had refused two offers of suitable accommodation (as per emergency housing) - for these cases, there would be no suitable other accommodation to offer and so they would not be affected by it.

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There should always have been allowances made for disabilities or any case where for various reasons a couple need separate rooms. E.g. the partner of someone with dementia may find it almost impossible to sleep in the same room if the other is up and down half the night - such people are frequently exhausted anyway, and very often get little enough help or relief.

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There should always have been allowances made for disabilities or any case where for various reasons a couple need separate rooms. E.g. the partner of someone with dementia may find it almost impossible to sleep in the same room if the other is up and down half the night - such people are frequently exhausted anyway, and very often get little enough help or relief.

BUT if they're made in the social housing side they NEED to be made in the private sector side.

You can argue for fairness for ALL of the people, but to argue for fairness for some of the people is wrong.

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BUT if they're made in the social housing side they NEED to be made in the private sector side.

You can argue for fairness for ALL of the people, but to argue for fairness for some of the people is wrong.

Agreed - I wasn't meaning to make any distinction.

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So the resources exist to take the bedroom tax issue all the way to the Supreme court- because it really, really matters that some disabled kid might somehow have access to an extra room without payment of the bedroom tax- but when it comes to outfits like Google and their clever tax avoidance schemes it's impossible for HMRC to do anything other than cut some pathetic deal because they lack the resources to do anything else.

You always trust the Tories to get their priorities right.

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