R (on the application of Hurley and Moore) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2012] EWHC 201 (Admin)

Date 17 February 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/201.html Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case Secondary school pupils wishing to go to university challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to increase the maximum annual amount which universities were permitted to charge students. Outcome The Court concluded that although there had been equality impact assessments …

Child Poverty Action Group v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] EWHC 2616 (Admin)

Date 13 October 2011 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2011/2616.html Discrimination grounds Race, gender Summary of case Challenge to new rules for calculating eligibility for housing benefit. Outcome The Court decided that the introduction of maximum weekly caps on the amount of local housing allowance is not ultra vires and there was no failure to comply with …

R (on the application of Hajrula and Hamza) v London Councils [2011] EWHC 861 (Admin) [2011] EWHC 861 (Admin); [2011] EWHC 151 (QB)

Date 28 January 2011 and 1 February 2011 Discrimination grounds Race, gender, disability Summary of case The case involved a challenge brought by users of the Roma Support Group of the London Councils’ plans to cut £10m from the £26.4m funding that it provided to voluntary sector organisations in London. Outcome The Court found that …