Government response

Statement on the judgement on the spare room subsidy

We are pleased to learn that the court has found that we have fulfilled our equality duties to disabled people.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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A DWP spokesperson said:

We are pleased to learn that the court has found in our favour and agreed that we have fulfilled our equality duties to disabled people.

Reform of housing benefit in the social sector is essential, so the taxpayer does not pay for people’s extra bedrooms. But we have ensured extra discretionary housing support is in place to help those who need it and today we have announced a further £35m of funding to councils to aid residents.

Published 30 July 2013