Middlebrook Mushrooms Ltd, Regina (on the Application of) v Agricultural Wages Board of England and Wales: Admn 18 Jun 2004

The company complained that whereas the generality of employers in agriculture were exempt from control under the minimum wage system, mushroom growers had not been exempted.
Held: The withdrawal of the exemption was irrational and unjustified. There was no objective justification for the distinction made.
Stanlet Burnton J
[2004] EWHC 1447 (Admin), Times 15-Jul-2004
Agricultural Wages Order 2003, Agricultural Wages Act 1948
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedTate and Lyle Sugars Ltd v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Another CA 3-Jun-2011
The company had developed a means of generating electricity from their excess sugar supplies, and challenged the support given to it by the respondent and in particular that the 2009 Order allowed the respondent to favour some types of energy . .
CitedGallaher Group Ltd and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v The Competition and Markets Authority SC 16-May-2018
Extent and consequences of duties of ‘equal treatment’ or ‘fairness’, said to have been owed by the Office of Fair Trading to those subject to investigation under the Competition Act 1998. . .

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Updated: 25 July 2021; Ref: scu.198226