Paul Rutherford and his grandson Warren
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Family of disabled grandchild lose spare bedroom fight

The family of a severely disabled teenager from Pembrokeshire have lost their High Court challenge against housing benefit cuts because they have a spare bedroom.

Paul and Susan Rutherford, of Clunderwen, say they need the room because it is used by carers who look after their 14-year-old grandson Warren overnight.

But a judge rejected their challenge because Pembrokeshire council currently makes up their benefit shortfall.

Nicola Smith reports.

Family loses spare bedroom fight

  • 30 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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