The MLP represented Refugee Action in a challenge to the rate at which financial support is paid to asylum seekers to meet their essential living needs under Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
The case was heard in in February 2014, and judgement was handed down on 9th April 2014, ruling that the Home Secretary had acted ‘irrationally’ in setting support rates. The Home Office was ordered to recalculate the rates at which asylum support is set, and in August 2014 released new rates which had no substantive increase.
The full judgment can be found here
Briefing notes for practitioners can be found here