R (on the application of Hackney London Borough Council and another) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; R (on the application of Waltham Forest London Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and

Local government – Expenditure. The claimant local authorities' application for judicial review of a decision of the defendant Secretary of State failed. The Administrative Court held that the Secretary of State had adopted the correct legal approach to the exercise of his discretion, and his decision had neither amounted to a disproportionate interference with art 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights or the equivalent common law rights of the affected residents, nor to the provision of an unlawful state aid contrary to art 107(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

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