Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in council tax benefits case (R (Stirling)-v-Haringey LBC)

20.12.13 | |

The Supreme Court has granted a Haringey resident permission to appeal in her challenge against the decision of her local Council to introduce the controversial “Council Tax Support Scheme”.  The Scheme requires the poorest 25,500 people in Haringey to pay approximately 20% of their council tax bill where previously they received a 100% rebate.  Those on the lowest incomes will face possible imprisonment if they fail to pay what has been described as the “the new poll tax”.  The Supreme Court will for the first time consider the scope of the public law consultation duties and will decide in what circumstances a public body is required to notify consultees of important developments that have arisen after the consultation commenced but before a final decision has been reached.


Ian Wise QC, Jamie Burton instructed by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. 

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