South Tyneside ordered to reassess fee setting

Another council in the north east of England has been ordered to reassess it scare home fees by a High Court judge. South Tyneside council was ruled to have acted unlawfully when setting fee rates within a two-year contract commencing on 1 July 2012. The High Court of Justice Administrative Court sitting in Leeds upheld all six complaints brought by the South Tyneside Care Homes Owners Association, Helen McArdle Care and Executive Care Group, resulting in the local authority’s framework contract being quashed and the council being ordered to pay the claimant’s costs.

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