East Sussex County Council, ex p Ward [2000] 3 CCLR 132 (QBD)

An agreement by a local authority with a person occupying preferred residential accommodation, whereby that person would pay the difference between the full cost and the amount the authority would usually expect to pay, for the purposes National Assistance Act 1948 (Choice of Accommodation) Directions 1992 paras 3 and 4, was unlawful. It would only be lawful if a true third party were to pay the difference.

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