Test case for the Compact goes on

A High Court case that could pave the way for charities to legally challenge public bodies that ignore the Compact remains on track after Cumbria County Council decided not to back down.

The case was lodged after the council decided to require day-care service providers, including charities, to charge for services. Last week, councillors voted to stick with the plan.

The move means a judicial review brought by an Age Concern South Lakeland service user remains in place. Legal charity the Public Law Project hopes to persuade the judge to consider the Compact (Third Sector, 12 September) when assessing the case.

This could enable sector organisations to take legal action against public bodies that flout the agreement.

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