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Challenging The Spare Bedroom Tax

Posted on Monday 7th October 2013 by Adrian Cormack

The Court Of Appeal challenge to the government’s Spare Room Subsidy – the “Bedroom Tax” – will be of tremendous importance to victims of life-changing injuries.Adrian Cormack - Partner, Coles Miller

Every day our injury compensation claims solicitors help people whose lives have been torn apart by accidents that were not their fault.

Our solicitors know how tough life is for victims of personal injury.

So the threat of cuts to the victims’ benefits – the money they need to get by because they are no longer capable of earning a living – is something that we as solicitors view with huge concern.

Fortunately, an appeal judge takes the same view – so 10 test cases will be heard on this important matter of public interest.

It is worth noting that a housing association tenant who is blind has won his bedroom tax case against Westminster City Council.

Surinder Lall argued that the so-called second bedroom in his flat had never been used as such. Instead he stored the equipment there that he needed to help him lead a normal life.

Are you worried about how the Spare Room Subsidy could affect you? Will it create undue hardship because you have been the victim of an injury or are disabled?

Contact Coles Miller and ask for our personal injury department.

Our expert team is led by Adrian Cormack, a Legal 500 recommended solicitor.

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