Disabled Children Bedroom Tax Amendment Defeated In Lords

31 Jan

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An amendment to the bedroom tax exempting disabled children from the bedroom tax was defeated in the Lords by 185 votes to 154.

The amendment was moved by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch:

57BC: Before Clause 80, insert the following new Clause—

“Welfare of children: housing benefit

(1) The Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2006 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation B13 (determination of maximum rent (social sector)), inserted by regulation 5 of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012—

(a) in paragraph (5), at beginning insert “Subject to paragraph (5A)”; and

(b) after paragraph (5) insert—

“(5A) The relevant authority shall make a determination that the restriction to one bedroom under paragraph (5) does not apply if it is in the interests of the welfare of a child or the children living in the dwelling to make such a determination.””

Currently, following Burnip v Birmingham City Council, the bedroom tax…

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