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Cap on Access to Work awards held to be lawful

Related Member(s):
Sarah Hannett, Zoë Leventhal, Paul Skinner
Related Practice Area(s):
Discrimination and Equality, Public Law

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.

Sarah Hannett, Zoë Leventhal and Paul Skinner were involved in the case.

For the full judgment in the case of R (Buxton) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2018] EWHC 2196 (Admin), see here.