The case involved Jayson and Charlotte Carmichael.

Tory welfare chief Esther McVey has won a Bedroom Tax appeal against a man with a severely disabled wife.

The landmark Court of Appeal ruling is set to make it harder for benefits campaigners to challenge the government under the Human Rights Act.

Until this ruling, someone who believes a new government law is discriminatory didn’t have to go to the High Court.

Instead they could have it overturned in the social security tribunal using the Human Rights Act.

Following the ruling in favour of the Work and Pensions Secretary, disabled and unemployed people will now only be able to fight cuts on human rights grounds in the most expensive and intimidating courts in the land.

The case involved Jayson Carmichael, whose wife Charlotte has spina bifida.

[It] came after the Department for Work and Pensions challenged the methods they used to defeat the government.

This time – the second attempt by the DWP – the government has succeeded, although the Judge ruled that he would accept a further appeal from the Carmichaels.

Source: Tory welfare chief Esther McVey wins key Bedroom Tax court appeal against man with a severely disabled wife – Mirror Online

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