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22/05/2013

Benefit Cap Judicial Review underway

A four party judicial review of the Benefit Cap – now under pilot in 4 boroughs and to be rolled out in October – was issued today (Wednesday 22 May). Details are here.

The claimants argue that the Regulations are discriminatory and unreasonable.  They also argue that the Secretary of State did not take proper account of the impact of the policy on women, children, the disabled, racial and religious minorities, and carers when formulating the policy.

I have also heard that permission was granted today by Collins J, on the basis that the claims were clearly arguable and urgent.

Meanwhile, judgment is awaited in the bedroom tax Judicial Reviews, probably in the first half of June.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

4 Comments

  1. wendy pettifer

    Any update on the benefits cap ceiling. I was out of the UK for 3 months and not quite up to speed on everything!

    Reply
  2. Giles Peaker

    Not heard a peep! I shall dig further.

    Reply
    • SS

      It’s listed for hearing 2-4 October.

      Reply
  3. chief

    The High Court dismissed the claim, but the Court of Appeal has now granted permission to appeal.

    Reply

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