Pembrokeshire counts the cost as second legal battle looms

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A decision to fight a judicial review over care homes fees in the High Court has cost Pembrokeshire County Council more than a quarter of a million pounds.
The council has paid out more than £278,000 following the court’s judgement which required the council to review the way it calculated the fees it pays care homes. Providers in Wales however, say they are unhappy with the council’s response and have sought a second judicial review.
The £278,000 figure includes legal costs, a back payment of £69,506 ordered by the court, plus an interim payment of £24,784 made during the case, and the total is likely to rise still further as the council is awaiting a detailed bill from the claimants’ solicitors.
The judicial review in December followed fears from the owners of Forest Care Homes Ltd, Mavalon Care Ltd and Woodhill Care Ltd that four Pembrokeshire care homes may be forced to clo

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...

Fond memories of long distance discomfort

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

The Ford Anglia, the earliest models of which were built in 1939, was a great car for a small family;...