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Judicial review claim to Social Housing Allocation Policy (December 2016) of the London Borough of Hillingdon allowed

Related Member(s):
Dan Squires QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law

A judicial review challenge to the Social Housing Allocation Policy (December 2016) of the London Borough of Hillingdon that sought to prioritise those in need of social housing, has been allowed on the basis that it is discriminatory. One part of the council’s qualification policy, stated that only households with at least 10 years’ continuous residence in-borough qualified to join the three welfare-based bands of its housing register. The claimants, all of Irish Traveller descent, argued that the qualification rules discriminated against them. Mr Justice Supperstone stated that the residence qualification and uplift discriminated indirectly and unlawfully under the Equality Act 2010. Dan Squires QC was involved in this case.