R (on the application of D and S) v Manchester City Council [2012] EWHC 17 (Admin)

Date
12 January 2012

Link to judgment
http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/judgments/2012/d-and-s-v-manchester-city-council-judgment
OR
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/17.html

Discrimination grounds
Disability

Summary of case
Provision of social care services for two disabled elderly people – proposals to reduce the level of funding for this service provision – whether the local authority had complied with their Duty in respect of disability.

Outcome
The local authority ‘undoubtedly had due regard to the public sector equality duty’ and the Judge came ‘to the clear conclusion that invalidating the council tax for the year would be disproportionate, contrary to the public interest and serve no intelligible purpose.’