*R (on the application of K and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Trafficking people for exploitation. The 42% cut in the weekly cash amount payable to potential victims of human trafficking who were seeking asylum from £65 to £37.75 was irrational and perverse, as well as being outside the tightly confined variation power within the contract between the defendant Secretary of State and the Salvation Army for the provision of services. Accordingly, the Administrative Court quashed the contract change and held that the claimants were entitled to be repaid at the rate of £27.25 per week from the date that the cut had been imposed on them until the date of repayment.

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