Alison L Young: Judicial Review of Policies – Clarification or Judicial Retreat? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Policies are not law. Nevertheless, they play a large role in administrative law, providing clarity as to how a public authority will exercise a discretionary power. Policies can also be relevant considerations, create legitimate expectations, or require that an individual who falls within the scope of a policy should have that policy applied to them, unless there are good reasons not to do so. Public authorities may also be required to formulate or publish a policy setting out how discretion is exercised.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 5th August 2021