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

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.

GCN's Tom Royston, led by Richard Drabble QC, is acting for  Rutherford , instructed by the Child Poverty Action Group .