Government should have consulted Child Poverty Commission on welfare strategy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in consultations, judicial review, news, ultra vires by sally

“The government had acted unlawfully by removing the Child Poverty Commission, an advisory body set up under the Child Poverty Act 2010 . They had also acted beyond their powers by preparing a child poverty strategy without having requested and having regard to the advice of that Commission. But government is free to formulate new policy and as such there was nothing irrational about the strategy itself.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd October 2012