R (on the application of SG and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Child Poverty Action Group and Shelter Children's Legal Service intervening)

Social Security – Benefit. The applicants were single mothers, or the children of single mothers, who had sought judicial review of the government's introduction of a cap on welfare benefits as being particularly disadvantageous to women in general and to women escaping domestic violence in particular. The Divisional Court had dismissed their application. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed their appeal on the grounds that the Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/2994, had not infringed any of, or a combination of, arts 8, 14 and art 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, there had been no infringement of art 3(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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