The high court has ordered an urgent judicial review into the benefit cap and its impact on disabled people and their carers, it has been announced today.

A claim by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to have the case dismissed was unsuccessful and the High Court ruled that the case should proceed to a full hearing, no later than October this year (2015).

The judgement comes soon after the Supreme Court ruled that the benefit cap breached children’s rights, meaning it could result in them not receiving “adequate food, clothing, warmth and housing, the basic necessities of life”.

Source: High Court Orders Benefit Cap Judicial Review | Welfare Weekly