Southport couple win court battle with Sefton Council over bedroom tax April 24th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport couple win court battle with Sefton Council over bedroom tax Jacqueline & Jayson Carmichael who have a small two-bedroom flat in Links Avenue, Churchrown, Southport have won a key legal battle against Sefton Council over bedroom tax after a judge ruled it breached their human rights. Jacqueline Carmichael, who has spina bifida and wheelchair-bound, won her fight to be exempted from paying the controversial levy. The couple were forced to pay an extra £56 a month even though her debilitating condition means the couple cannot physically share a bedroom. The judge said that because of Jacquelines condition: ‘The appellant is entitled to two bedrooms under the provision of the Human Rights Act, and no under occupancy reduction of 14% should be made on his benefit entitlement’ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!