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11 JAN 2012

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v (1) Payne (2) Cooper [2011] UKSC 60, [2012] BPIR Issue 1 (Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lord Brown, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson SCJJ, 14 December 2011)

Cranston J had held that attempts by the Secretary of State to recover overpaid benefits from future payments were caught by the moratorium imposed on enforcement when a debtor obtained a debt relief order. The Secretary of State’s appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.


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