Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v PE and Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (HB): [2017] UKUT 393 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Jacobs on 4 October 2017.

Read the full decision in CH/3471/2015.

Judicial Summary

The First-tier Tribunal found that regulation B13 of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 was discriminatory, by analogous with foster carers, for failing to make provision for rooms vacant while the claimant was waiting to accommodate a person under the adult placement scheme. The Upper Tribunal rejected the Secretary of State’s grounds of appeal.

Published 23 October 2017