Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag: UK supreme court

UK judges rule DWP wrong to deny appeals over refused benefits

Department for Work and Pensions unlawfully stopped people going to tribunal to challenge refusals, judges say.

Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat

Supreme court rules fees of up to £1,200 are ‘inconsistent with access to justice’ and government may have to pay back £27m.

Man wins equal pension rights for husband at supreme court

Landmark ruling means former cavalry officer’s husband will enjoy the same pension rights as a widow would.

Disability groups hail court’s support for wheelchair user on bus

Bus drivers must now pressure passengers to make room in ruling described by Doug Paulley as ‘significant cultural change’.

Families win supreme court appeals over ‘unfair’ bedroom tax

Panel upholds claim of Jacqueline Carmichael, who is disabled, and carers Paul and Susan Rutherford against housing law.

Disability Campaigners Gather At Supreme Court For Bedroom Tax Cases

Women’s rights groups also among activists outside court where judges will consider appeals claiming tax is discriminatory.

UK Benefits Cap Is Lawful But Breaches UN Children’s Rights Obligations

Supreme court rules that £500-a-week cap is lawful but incompatible with UK obligations under the UN convention on rights of the child.

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