S, Regina (on the Application of) v A Social Security Commissioner and Others: Admn 3 Sep 2009

The Claimant sought judicial review of a decision of the Defendant Social Security Commissioner refusing the Claimant (and six other appellants) permission to appeal against a decision of a Social Security Appeal Tribunal relating to their housing benefit entitlement. ‘on behalf of’ in the 2006 Regulations was to be given the meaning of ‘in its place’ or ‘instead of’ rather than ‘for the benefit of’ or ‘in the interests of’ or as expressive of agency. Sir Thayne Forbes referred to authority here and in Australia as to the possible meanings of the phrase, and wrote in seeming approval of the parties’ common ground conclusions, based on those authorities, to the effect that : ‘the key principles to be derived from the various cases in which the words ‘on behalf of’ have been considered are as follows: (i) the phrase ‘on behalf of’ does not have a fixed meaning, it is not a term of art; (ii) the phrase is capable of bearing a wide range of meanings; and (iii) it will take its meaning in any particular case from its statutory context.’
Sir Thayne Forbes
[2009] EWHC 2221 (Admin), [2010] PTSR 1785, (2009) 12 CCL Rep 654
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2006 Sch 3 4(10)
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Updated: 19 February 2021; Ref: scu.374383