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Defeat for govt in High Court in TP & AR

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Ros
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Written answer from Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson says that -

‘As at 13 February 2020, the Department has spent £215,846.89 on legal costs defending and appealing the cases in relation to people formerly in receipt of Severe Disability premium that have transferred to Universal Credit. These figures include Government Legal Department litigation fees, counsel’s fees and other disbursements, as well as VAT where payable.’

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Another ruling (the fourth) in favour of TP and AR:

In a scathing judgment handed down today, the DWP is found to have discriminated against the pair when it didn’t compensate them the full circa £180 a month difference in the payments they received on legacy benefits and the payments they received on UC when they moved into an area where UC had already been rolled out.

According to the DWP, in evidence it gave to the court when defending the judicial review claim, the ruling will affect up to 50,000 people and will involve sums of up to £150 million over a six-year period to put right.

More: https://www.leighday.co.uk/latest-updates/news/2022-news/severely-disabled-benefits-claimants-win-legal-challenge-over-loss-of-income-caused-by-move-on-to-universal-credit/

 

Daphne
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Rightsnet has heard that DWP have applied for permission to appeal…

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Disappointing