Landmark win

First published in Letters

I AM WRITING to bring to the attention of your readers affected by the ‘Bedroom Tax’ some very significant legal developments.

Last week in Monmouthshire Magistrates’ Court an appeal against the ‘tax’ was successful. The court agreed with a previous tribunal in Bolton that only a room furnished with a bed could be classified as a ‘bedroom’. This means that councils have to inspect all dwellings before making housing benefit decisions about ‘under-occupancy’ they cannot accept the word of the landlord about the number of ‘bedrooms’. Everyone affected by the ‘tax’ should appeal their 2013-2014 decision. If you need support for this there is information on Facebook or you could contact the local campaign group secretary@torfaentuc.org.uk.

Richard Morse Cwmbran

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3:45pm Tue 18 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Get ready for Bob to go all huffy and claim this is nonsense....

That's your cue, Bob

Or will it be stW bemoaning the state of the country because of all the Labour voting benefit scroungers?
Get ready for Bob to go all huffy and claim this is nonsense.... That's your cue, Bob Or will it be stW bemoaning the state of the country because of all the Labour voting benefit scroungers? GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 1

11:11pm Tue 18 Feb 14

CliveAC says...

A wind-up?
A wind-up? CliveAC
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1:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

endthelies says...

CliveAC wrote:
A wind-up?
No its true. I checked up on it. So people, don't be scared to stand up and shout about this back door way of reducing benefits. Hopefully, we will say bye bye to this useless legislation in the very near future.
[quote][p][bold]CliveAC[/bold] wrote: A wind-up?[/p][/quote]No its true. I checked up on it. So people, don't be scared to stand up and shout about this back door way of reducing benefits. Hopefully, we will say bye bye to this useless legislation in the very near future. endthelies
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

pwlldu says...

Lost in the high court.
Lost in the high court. pwlldu
  • Score: -1

7:02pm Sat 22 Feb 14

endthelies says...

pwlldu wrote:
Lost in the high court.
I think maybe you are thinking of the recent case of disabled people who appealed to the high court that they should be exempt from the b/tax but lost. This win however, is a different thing altogether. I'll post the link that I read.
http://speye.wordpre
ss.com/2014/02/08/th
e-bedroom-tax-is-dea
d-heres-why/
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Lost in the high court.[/p][/quote]I think maybe you are thinking of the recent case of disabled people who appealed to the high court that they should be exempt from the b/tax but lost. This win however, is a different thing altogether. I'll post the link that I read. http://speye.wordpre ss.com/2014/02/08/th e-bedroom-tax-is-dea d-heres-why/ endthelies
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