Localised Welfare: How to challenge unlawful schemes
Took place on Wednesday 26 March 2014
Thank you to all those who attended our seminar on 26 March 2014 which focused on localised welfare and how to challenge unlawful schemes.
Generously hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills in the City of London, the seminar covered local authorities’ powers and duties to provide support in the following areas:
- The Localism Act 2011
- local social fund replacement schemes
- discretionary housing payments
- local council tax reduction schemes
- local authorities’ duties under the Equality Act 2010, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and general public law principles
- a short guide on challenging policies by judicial review.
- Q& A and discussion: how can we coordinate challenges to unlawful local authority policies and encourage good practice?
Speakers at the event included barristers Tom Royston and Desmond Rutledge from Garden Court Chambers, and CPAG’s Solicitor, Michael Spencer.
To download multimedia content from the day please see the links on the right.