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HB Bulletin U5/2013 gave information about the judgement that was handed down on 30 July 2013 in the cases of MA and Others. This challenged the government’s policy to reduce Housing Benefit for working age social sector tenants who are deemed to be under-occupying their property by reference to the size criteria set out in the HB Regulations 2006.
Five of the 10 claimants appealed the judgement to the Court of Appeal. This bulletin gives information about the Court of Appeal judgement that was handed down in relation to MA and others on 21 February 2014.