The High Court in Birmingham is this week (23 and 24 July 2014) considering a test case on the extent of local authority's powers and duties in setting up tax reduction schemes. GCN's Tom Royston is instructed by CPAG and led by Richard Drabble QC in this case which is likely to set a precedent for whether other authorities can do the same.

R (AA and others) v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council CO/633/2014

The case is challenging the lawfulness of a council's decision to refuse council tax support to anyone who hasn't been resident in the borough for two years.

For full details of the case see the CPAG press release link below

1st may 2014 - Council tax reduction - minimum residence rule - CPAG

GCN's Tom Royston is instructed by CPAG and led by Richard Drabble QC.

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