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The benefit cap fails human rights test

Simpson, Mark (2017) The benefit cap fails human rights test. Journal of Social Security Law, 24 (3). pp. 149-154. [Journal article]

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The High Court has held that the regulations implementing the new, lower household benefit cap (as introduced in 2016) unlawfully discriminate against lone parents of very young children (under two years old) in receipt of out-of-work benefits. Failure to include these claimants within the exemptions to the policy was incompatible with art.14 ECHR , read with art.8

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Social security Judicial review Human rights Discrimination
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:39824
Deposited By: Dr Mark Simpson
Deposited On:22 Mar 2018 14:11
Last Modified:22 Mar 2018 14:11

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