- No crafting of solution for private interests from public law powers—BT liable to provide pension scheme increases (R (on the application of BT Plc) v Her Majesty’s Treasury)
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- What are the practical implications of this case?
Pensions analysis: Oliver Hilton, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, considers R (on the application of BT plc) v Her Majesty’s Treasury where the court re-confirmed that public law powers may not be exercised for the purposes of conferring private, collateral benefits on third parties. The analysis also includes the impact of the decision on the BT pension scheme and the wider implications for the availability of judicial review in pension liability cases.
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