A union has won its High Court bid to halt government cost-cutting measures which threatened to reduce the level of redundancy pay for civil servants.
Lawyers for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) argued changes made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme without agreement were unlawful.
Mr Justice Sales ruled the union's application for judicial review should succeed and the changes be quashed.
Good news for PCS members.
Good news for all families who will be asked to bear the brunt of cuts whilst financial markets capitalise state bail outs.
And the beginning of the battle to show that the last people to bear the burden of cuts are those least able to bear the cost.