R (on the application of Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council (Equality and Human Rights Commission and another intervening)

Local authority – Statutory duty. In the first case before the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, considering the Care Act 2014, the defendant local authority had not acted unlawfully in having reduced the claimant's personal care budget from £1,651 to £950 per week. Accordingly, the claimant was unsuccessful in his appeal against the judge's decision dismissing his application for judicial review, as the judge had been entitled to make the findings he had on the risk that the claimant's existing team of personal assistants would no longer work for him, their rates and the claimant's social activities.

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