Nabadda and Others v Westminster City Council; Gomilsek v Haringey London Borough Council: CA 24 Feb 2000

Swedish students on vocational courses in the UK had received loans from their home country, but were denied the grants towards their course fees which were made to English students. They claimed race discrimination. Although the withholding of grants was an indirect discrimination, it fell outside the Act and was not actionable because the acts of discrimination were done in pursuance of an enactment or statutory instrument. It was wrong to try to use the Race Relations Act to try to give effect to unrelated European legislation.


Gazette 24-Feb-2000, Times 15-Mar-2000


Race Relations Act 1976 41(1)(b)


England and Wales

Discrimination, Benefits, European

Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.84152