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Redundancy payments: Payments made by Secretary of State on basis of misdirection in law were valid

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    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Lassman and others [2000] IRLR 411 CA (0 other reports)

The Secretary of State was empowered to make payments out of the National Insurance Fund to employees who became redundant on their employer's insolvency, even though the decision to make the payments was reached on what turned out to be a mistaken view of the law, holds the Court of Appeal in Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Industry v Lassman and others [2000] IRLR 411. Parliament could only have expected the Secretary of State to act upon a view of the law as it was at the time he had to reach his decision.