Housing benefit system discriminated against disabled people, rules Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 21st, 2012 in appeals, benefits, disability discrimination, housing, human rights, news by sally

“In the same week that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan-Smith, announced his intention to implement sweeping reforms of the current system of disability benefits, the Court of Appeal has ruled that housing benefit rules were discriminatory against disabled people, in breach of Article 14 read with Article 1 Protocol 1 of the European Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th May 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com