High Court grants permission to appeal

Lawyers representing adults and children with disabilities who are challenging the Government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ have been granted permission to take their fight to the Court of Appeal after losing their High Court challenge in July this year.

The permission granted yesterday (25th September 2013) will allow for the Government’s controversial new housing benefit regulations to once again be challenged in a Court of Law.

Giving his reasons for granting an appeal hearing, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Aikens said that the cases “…raise issues of public importance concerning the amended housing benefit scheme and the needs of disabled/ young people and so should be considered by the Court of Appeal.”