Tom Royston – ECJ Reference in RP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

15 November 2016

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has made a reference to the European Court of Justice in this case in which Garden Court North Chambers’ Tom Royston acts for the Appellant.

In RP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] UKUT 422 (AAC) the Upper Tribunal has referred to the European Court of Justice questions about whether the UK’s treatment of A8 nationals was lawful under EU law.

The principal issue is whether a worker who had correctly registered with the Worker Registration Scheme, but then became ill or involuntarily unemployed, could lawfully be deprived of the right to ‘retain worker status’ under the arrangements by which the A8 countries joined the European Union.

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