CICs scheme ruling

The Home Secretary has been given leave to appeal to the House of Lords in the wake of a Court of Appeal ruling in favour of a trade union challenge to a High Court rejection of its bid to block the Government's new Criminal Injury Compensation tariff scheme. Judgment had been reserved in the appeal in which unions representing fire fighters, doctors and nurses, security guards, prison officers and other workers who face the possibility of being on the receiving end of violence at work, claimed the Home Secretary acted unconstitutionally by introducing the non statutory tariffs in April.