High Court judge rules Tory benefit policy is unlawful and causes 'real misery for no good purpose'
The Government has been dealt a huge blow as the High Court ruled its benefit cap is unlawful and illegally discriminates against single parents with young children. Conservative ministers are now likely to be forced to change or scrap one of their flagship welfare policies, which limits the total amount of benefits a household can receive to £23,000 a year in London and £20,000 elsewhere. The ruling was made in response to a judicial review brought by four lone parent families who said the cap would have a severe and disproportionate impact on them.
I can’t think of a single Tory welfare so-called “reform” that hasn’t been pointless (in terms of saving money) and nothing but a source of misery. All have caused fear, poverty, hunger, suicides and many other deaths.