Newbold v Leicester City Council [1999] All ER (D) 772 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Variation of contract: Application of compensatory scheme was not ultra vires

    1 November 1999

    The consensual application of a scheme for the "buying out" of established but uneconomic working practices to a council's employees was not so irrationally generous to them as to be outside the general statutory powers of local authorities and, therefore, ineffective as a variation of their contracts of employment, holds the Court of Appeal in Newbold and another v Leicester City Council.