Paul Rutherford and his grandson Warren
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Disabled grandson's family: 'Bedroom tax' appeal 'fantastic'

A couple who care for their severely disabled grandchild have described the so-called bedroom tax as "unfair" after winning an appeal.

Susan and Paul Rutherford argued a spare room in their Pembrokeshire home was essential as it was used by carers who look after Warren, 15, overnight.

The Court of Appeal has now ruled the spare room subsidy - which reduces housing benefit for social housing tenants - is "unlawful".

The couple told BBC Two's Victoria Derbyshire programme they were "delighted".

  • 27 Jan 2016
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