Notice

Ordinary residence disputes: Care Act 2014

Determination of questions of ordinary residence referred to the Secretary of State under section 40 of the Care Act 2014.

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This note sets out the Department of Health’s position on the determination of questions of ordinary residence referred to the Secretary of State under section 40 of the Care Act 2014, pending the department’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Cornwall Council v Secretary of State for Health and Others (Cornwall). The department may decide to stay some ordinary residence dispute determinations where it considers necessary and in the interests of good administration, certainty and consistency, pending clarification from the Supreme Court.

Published 2 July 2015