“The government has lost a legal battle to recover millions of pounds in overpaid benefits.”
BBC News, 8th December 2010
from the Inner Temple Library
R (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWHC 759 (Admin)
“Where an individual was liable to repay overpaid social security benefit under the Social Security Administration Act 1992 this was counted as a liability to pay money under an enactment for the purposes of s 382(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and was a bankruptcy debt. Discharge of the bankrupt released him from liability for recovery of the overpaid benefit.”
WLR Daily, 4th April 2007
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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