*R (on the application of Sumpter) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Social security – Disability living allowance. The defendant Secretary of State adopted a 20m walking criterion for receipt of a personal independence payment enhanced rate in the Social Security (Personal Independent Payment) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/377. The claimant issued judicial review proceedings, challenging that decision. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that there had been a proper opportunity to make comments on the 20m criterion and that the consultees had had adequate information. Further, the Secretary of State had clearly had the impact of the proposals and his duty to have regard to that impact, under s 149 of the Equality Act 2010, well in mind.

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