Archive for the 'poverty' Category

Legal aid cuts will harm children, says champion of justice for the poor – The Guardian

“Tireless Pauline McIntyre, who works in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, says family law is unfairly seen as a soft target.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers ignoring Child Poverty Act, warn family campaigners – The Guardian

“Child poverty campaigners have written to the government warning ministers that they have broken a legal commitment to implement the Child Poverty Act fully.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Child Poverty Act 2010

Child Poverty Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Better worker rights laws urged to tackle poverty – BBC News

“Laws protecting workers’ rights must be improved to tackle poverty, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Friends of the Earth and another) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – WLR Daily

R (Friends of the Earth and another) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2009] EWCA Civ 810; [2009] WLR (D) 276

“On an application for judicial review of the Secretary of State’s alleged failure to take steps to implement targets specified in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 and the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy, and in particular for eliminating fuel poverty ‘as far as reasonably practicable’, where the legal obligation on the Secretary of State had been defined in terms of effort and endeavour, arguments as to the desirability of the Government’s policy on the use of available money were not apt to found an argument of breach of statutory duty and judicial review, absent a rationality challenge.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Government bid to extend ‘human rights’ prompts fears of nanny state – Daily Telegraph

“Entitlement to good health care, education and freedom from poverty could be enshrined in law under the green paper to be published by Justice Minister Jack Straw.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Friends of the Earth v Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform – WLR Daily

Friends of the Earth v Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform [2008] EWHC 2518 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 333

In the absence of a rationality challenge or a demonstrated failure to implement identifiable provisions of the strategy for the reduction of fuel poverty published by the defendant Secretaries of State in accordance with the duty imposed by s 2(1) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000, it was not open to the court to review the policy decisions of the defendants as to the way in which they should go about the implementation of the strategy, including the requirement that efforts be made to achieve the targets specified as far as reasonably practicable.”

 

WLR Daily, 29th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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