Social Welfare Lawyers in the Centre of Birmingham

Gypsy and Traveller Cases

Water Rates

Jones – v – London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 457 (Ch) 4 March 2016

It was revealed in this case that London Borough of Southwark and a number of other local authorities regarded themselves as agents in the collection of water rates for Thames Water but that they were in fact re-sellers and thus subject to the Water Resale Order 2006 which imposes maximum charges on re-sellers and allows only for modest administration charges.

R (O’Brien) – v – South Cambridgeshire Council and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

R (O’Brien) – v – South Cambridgeshire Council and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2016] EWHC 36 (Admin), 22 January 2016

This case involved applications for retrospective planning permission.  Localism Act 2011 Section 123 amends Town and Country Planning Act 1990  by adding a new Section 70C which reads as follows:-