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The report covers the Supreme Court’s seventh full financial year. In his foreword, Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, highlights the impact of the Court’s hearing of the government’s appeal against the decision that it did not possess the power to trigger Brexit without Parliamentary approval. The report charts aspects of this ‘truly exceptional’ case that ‘has helped to draw attention to the work of the Court and… underline the Court’s place in the constitution’.
The annual report also highlights ground work for the Court’s historic first sitting outside London, which took place this June in Edinburgh; and investment in video conferencing equipment to allow parties appearing before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to do so remotely in appropriate cases.
The report was presented to Parliament under Section 54(1) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. The accounts were presented to the House of Commons under Section 6(4) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.