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– Child Poverty Action Group launches legal challenge

The government is to face a legal challenge to its welfare reforms after Child Poverty Action Group announced it has issued proceedings for judicial review.

The charity has argued that changes to housing benefit due to come into force next month, will make large areas off limits to the poor; restrictions include;

  • Restriction of maximum household size to four bedrooms,
  • Caps on the amount of housing benefit a household can receive: capped at £400 a week for a four-bedroom home and £340 for a three-bedroom property.

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