Update: Judge dismisses buy-to-let legal challenge

The High Court has dismissed the legal challenge brought by buy to let landlords*, with a representative from HMRC and the Treasury stating: "There are cases which justify the courts looking at them in the public interest. This is not one of them."

Speaking outside the court after the verdict, Cherie Booth said they are not yet ready to give up: "We will continue to engage with the government to make sure the message comes over about the inherent unfairness of this tax. It's not over yet."

*Landlords fight Government over tax changes