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

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    Newbold v Leicester City Council [1999] All ER (D) 772 CA (0 other reports)

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 12.7.99 Court of Appeal. In fixing on the appropriate "buy-out" figure, the council gave "anxious consideration" to all the relevant factors.