Respect is due! Upper Tribunal considers the weight to be given to local authority financial penalty decisions

This week, a significant Upper Tribunal decision was handed down by Judge Elizabeth Cooke in Waltham Forest LBC v (1) Marshall (2) Ustek [2020] UKUT 0035 (LC). The cases of Marshall and Ustek began as separate appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) against financial penalties imposed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the Council) under Section 249A of the…

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Decision handed down in Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames and Derek Moss

Since at least the mid 1960’s, Kingston Council, along with many other local authorities throughout the Country, had been collecting payments from its social housing tenants towards the water and sewerage charges for their council homes at the same time as collecting rent from them. Since this time, both local government and the water industry…

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