The defendant had been receiving housing and council tax benefit. He appealed his conviction for having failed to notify the authority of his change in circumstances, saying that the change would not have altered his entitlement. The interpretation of the statute offered by the defendant followed the ordinary and natural meaning of the words of the statute.
Toulson LJ, Butterfield J, Wadsworth QC
England and Wales
Updated: 15 August 2022; Ref: scu.259286