Whitwell: Disabled campaigners take bedroom tax fight to the Court of Appeal

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A Whitwell man is among those taking their legal fight over bedroom tax to the Court of Appeal today (Monday).

Richard Rourke, of Bakestone Moor, was among a group of people who say the Government’s welfare reform changes are a violation of their human rights.

The new policy, which came into effect in April, means people in social housing deemed to under-occupy their homes have seen their benefit cut by 14 to 25 per cent.


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