Not enough information: Bedroom tax and disability discrimination

[Update 6/10/14 - got the judgments now. Detailed comment here] This is frustrating! A DWP circular HB U4/2014 contains an annex with notes on four Scottish Upper Tribunal bedroom tax decisions. Two of them I have already addressed here, but the first and the third are new to me. From the precis in the DWP […]

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The way we live now.

This is not exactly a housing law post, though the operation of housing law runs through it at an angle. It is more of a snapshot of the present reality of social and private housing, at least in London, traced through the history of a remarkable group of single mothers in Newham. And I must […]

Technical hitch for Internet Explorer users

[Edit 23/09/14 - temporary fix - use the print button now added at the bottom of each post. This works safely.] Sorry to anyone already affected by this, but it appears that trying to print from this site in Internet Explorer to a laser printer causes the printer to crash or reboot – and not […]

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Bedroom tax bits

Here are couple of new First Tier Tribunal decisions (also on the FTT decisions page). A room use decision from St Helens – a room which had been used since the start of the tenancy as a dressing room/home office, and where a sewing machine was kept and used, was not a bedroom. From Liverpool, […]

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Tribunals and Reviews and Appeals. Oh My!

I did a talk at a conference on the topic of legal issues about the bedroom tax, it was basically a critical overview of the higher courts and tribunal (FTT and UT) cases. In case they are useful or vaguely interesting, my notes are here. (No jokes though. All the jokes were in the powerpoint, […]