Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 117 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 2478 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Judge Gilbart QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge

Representation Jamie Burton (instructed by Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield) for the claimant.
  James Strachan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2006


Social security - Housing benefit - Assessment - Local reference rent - Locality - Meaning of locality - Whether rent officers properly applying amended definition of locality - Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997, SI 1997/1984, Sch 1, para 4(6).

The Case

The amendment of the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 1997, SI1997-1984 by the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2001, SI2001-3561, had not maintained the status quo ante the decision in R (on the application of Sadaat) v Rent Service in relation to the definition of locality for the purposes of calculating entitlement to housing benefit.

Practice Areas

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