R (on the application of Zofia Siwak) v London Borough of Newham [2012] EWHC 1520 (Admin)

Date 1 June 2012 Link http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/1520.html&query=public+and+sector+and+equality+and+duty&method=boolean Grounds Race Summary of case Concerned the shape of the future provision of advice services in the borough. Outcome The application was refused as it had been made too early. A final decision had not been taken and the Court would not interfere in the ‘local democratic processes’.

R (on the application of Essex CC) v Secretary of State for Education [2012] EWHC 1460 (Admin)

Date 17 May 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/1460.html&query=Essex+and+Secretary+and+of+and+State+and+for+and+Education&method=boolean Grounds Race, disability Summary of case The local authority applied for judicial review of a decision of the secretary of state to reduce the amount of funding for childcare, quality and access projects that could be carried forward into the following financial year. Outcome The secretary of …

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 …