By John Pring (Disability News Service)
Friday, 19 October 2012 14:09
Six disabled people have launched a legal action over the government’s decision to scrap the Independent Living Fund (ILF).
They will ask the courts to declare that the coalition’s public consultation on the proposed closure – which ended last week – was unlawful, and that any decision based on the consultation would also be unlawful.
The case follows a series of high-profile judicial reviews of other such decisions by government departments and other public bodies to slash services and spending due to the coalition’s deficit reduction plan.
The proposed closure of the ILF will see funding passed to local authorities and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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