Leave has been granted for an appeal in the case of a water payment system which was under High Court challenge in December last year. On 20 February Mr Justice Harrison ruled that a 'smart card' system, whereby users can have their water supply cut off automatically, was illegal. If his decision is upheld 21,000 smart card units could have to be removed from homes in the UK. An appeal is expected as soon as possible.
THE CROWN Prosecution Service (CPS) has backed away from using private consultants to help it respond to Sir Iain Glidewell’s inquiry into the service. The CPS’s decision to seek outside help in the run-up to the publication of the Glidewell report, expected to be published this week, caused a media storm when it was revealed […]