Strange Bed-fellows

14 February 2018

When is a bedroom not a bedroom? The answer to this question would appear to be really rather obvious, but that still did not stop clever lawyers recently going all the way to the Upper Tribunal to secure a ruling Diary could have produced after five minutes down the pub.

Following the introduction of the much-derided bedroom tax, some hard-up councils have been keen to limit housing benefit payments by attempting to argue that younger, same sex children in benefit-dependent households should share a room.

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