Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 06 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2639 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Judge:

Flaux J

Representation Manjit Singh Gill QC, Ramby De Mello and Tony Muman (instructed by Bhatia Best Ltd, Nottingham) for G.
  Stephen Knafler QC and Zoe Leventhal (instructed by Birmingham Community Law Centre Ltd, Coventry) for K.
  Martin Westgate QC and Ranjiv Khubber (instructed by Platt Halpern, Rusholme) for the third claimants.
  Clive Sheldon QC, James Cornwell and Joseph Barrett (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State.
  Caoilfhionn Gallagher (instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission) for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 24 October 2016

Catchwords

Immigration - Asylum seeker - Asylum support - Claimants seeking judicial review of defendant Secretary of State's decisions setting level of weekly support payments to asylum seekers - Whether defendant employing methodology previously criticised - Whether defendant's decision being discriminatory - Whether defendant's decision breaching public sector equality duty - - - Asylum Support (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2015, - Asylum Support (Amendment No 3) Regulations 2015, - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, art 24.

The Case

Immigration Asylum seeker. The Administrative Court dismissed the claimants' applications for judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decisions setting the level of weekly support payments to asylum seekers, pursuant to to of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The Secretary of State's methodology had been different to that previously criticised, the decisions had not been discriminatory and there had been no breach of the public sector equality duty.

Practice Areas

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