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    No £20 Uplift - Finally going to High Court

    The big news this week:

    The legal challenge to the governments refusal to include the £20 covid uplift in IR ESA and other Income Related legacy benefits has been granted permission for a Judicial Review at the High Court.

    Two recipients of ESA have challenged this difference in treatment by way of an application to the High Court for judicial review. They argue that is it discriminatory and unjustified. The High Court has agreed it is arguably unlawful and will decide the case later this year. The Claimants have asked for the trial to be heard before the end of July 2021.
    https://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news...ple-disability

    In summary the legal challenge is based on the proposition that it is clear that because of the pandemic those dependent upon basic allowances are facing higher basic living costs, and yet despite their very similar circumstances, only some of them receive a Covid-specific uplift to help meet those costs. This unfairness calls for a properly evidenced justification, particularly as very many disabled people are disproportionately affected by this decision and the pandemic generally. Thus far the Government has failed to provide any objectively verifiable reason for the difference in treatment of people in essentially identical circumstances.
    Last edited by nukecad; 30-04-21 at 07:46.
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