Day: 17 August 2018

Cap on Access to Work awards held to be lawful

The High Court has today dismissed a judicial review of the Government’s cap on the amount that can be paid under its Access to Work scheme. The challenge was brought by Mr David Buxton, CEO of Action for Disability, who claimed that the cap was indirectly discriminatory against deaf people. However, Mr Justice Kerr held that the aims of the cap were legitimate aims of social policy, such as to bring more disabled people into the workplace.