The government has reneged on commitments given to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, says Bindmans lawyer

The government's controversial decision to abolish maintenance grants is to be the subject of a legal challenge from the National Union of Students (NUS).

The chancellor, George Osborne, revealed plans to scrap the grants during the 2015 Summer Budget. The government has said it will carry out an 'equality analysis' when new regulations are laid.

However, the NUS has now sent a judicial review pre-action letter to the secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills, Sajid Javid, demanding that the equality implications are properly considered before any further steps are taken to change the law.

The NUS ...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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