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Budget Cuts & Welfare Reform

UK Supreme Court rules ‘benefits cap’ lawful

R (on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others)) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2015) UKSC 16

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal on the ‘benefits cap’ which limits the benefits an out-of work family can receive to £500 per week.  The cap was introduced in 2013 and is applied regardless of family size or circumstances such as rental costs.

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Budget Cuts & Welfare Reform

Budget Cuts and Welfare Reform

Government tuition fees’ raise was not in accordance with equality duties but still lawful

  • Re Hurley and Moore’s Application [2012] EWHC

Judicial review proceedings taken by two A-Level students to the Government’s decision to raise the cap on tuition fees that universities can charge has been unsuccessful.

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Budget Cuts & Welfare Reform