Smith v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 19 Mar 2015

The Appellant had been unemployed and in receipt of JSA for several years. He was required to do work under the MWA scheme, and he did so over four weeks, He commenced judicial review proceedings challenging the lawfulness of the MWA Regulations on various grounds. He was eventually given permission on a single ground, namely that the Regulations are ultra vires the provisions of section 17A.
In the meantime a similar challenge had been brought against another set of Regulations purportedly made under section

Richards, Underhill, Briggs LJJ
[2015] EWCA Civ 229
Jobseekers Act 1995 17A, Jobseeker’s Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011
England and Wales


Updated: 29 December 2021; Ref: scu.544722