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Christian charity takes government to court over "bedroom tax"

by Desmond Busteed

According to the Sunday Times, Zacchaeus 2000 (Z2K) is involved in legal challenges over the so called "bedroom tax and personal independence payments (PIP) for sick and disabled people.

It's believed the charity whose, patron includes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Welby, has also objected to the policy of requiring those seeking discretionary housing payments (DHP) to join a work scheme or move to a cheaper home.

A government source is quoted as saying: "I think the public would be surprised to learn how their money is being misspent by their charities.

Maybe they too should concentrate on transforming lives on the ground instead of using donations to attack government policies."

It's understood the Archbishop of Canterbury agreed to become a patron of Z2K on the understanding that he would not be involved in the day to day running of the charity.

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