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Benefit Policy ruled illegal...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:41 pm
by Hairyloon
The Government has been dealt a huge blow as the High Court ruled its benefit cap is unlawful and illegally discriminates against single parents with young children.

Conservative ministers are now likely to be forced to change or scrap one of their flagship welfare policies, which limits the total amount of benefits a household can receive to £23,000 a year in London and £20,000 elsewhere.

The ruling was made in response to a judicial review brought by four lone parent families who said the cap would have a severe and disproportionate impact on them. ... 02286.html

Re: Benefit Policy ruled illegal...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:11 pm
by dls
It may prove that the change required will affect only a small number of those troubled by the rules.