Jake Richards, 9 Gough ChambersThis article argues that the suspension on prison visits during this period and the deficiency of measures to mitigate the impact of this on family life and to protect...
(Court of Appeal; President of Queen's Bench Division, Richards and Goldring LJJ; 11 February 2010)
The parents had separated but shared the care of children for 3 and 4 days a week respectively. One of the otherwise eligible parents was denied child tax credit on the basis that the parent was a 'minority carer'. The issue in the case was whether a minority carer rule was indirectly discriminatory on grounds of sex.
The court reviewed the decision in Hockenjos and held that the Commissioners had established sufficient justification for adhering to a system of single payment of child tax credit.