Rutherford is the case of a severely disabled child. The room in his house needed for an overnight carer is treated as a spare room by the Housing Benefit Regulations. It is argued on this behalf that this amounts to unlawful disability discrimination contrary to Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Conventions on the rights of disabled people and children.

Judgement: LATEST: Rutherford and Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] EWCA Civ 29

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27.01.16

Rutherford Bedroom Tax appeal allowed

In the joined cases of Rutherford and A, the Court of Appeal has today held that Regulation B13 of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 – the ‘bedroom tax’ – discriminates unlawfully against (i) the families of disabled children who need a room in their house for overnight carers, and (ii) domestic violence sufferers who are part of a ‘sanctuary’ scheme.

04.11.15

Bedroom Tax appeals in the Court of Appeal this week (4 - 5 Nov 2015)

The Court of Appeal will begin hearing the two Bedroom Tax appeals today (4.11.15); Rutherford and 'A' [safe room].

04.11.15

Bedroom Tax appeals in the Court of Appeal this week

The Court of Appeal will begin hearing the two Bedroom Tax appeals today (4.11.15); Rutherford and 'A' [safe room]

24.08.15

Court of Appeal grants permission in "bedroom tax" appeals

The Court of Appeal has today [Tuesday 21 July 2015] granted permission to appeal in the ‘bedroom tax’ cases of Rutherford & Ors v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2014] EWHC 1613 (Admin) (30 May 2014) and R (On the Application of A) v The Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2015] EWHC 159 (Admin) (29 January 2015).