The Supreme Court has given an important ruling on discrimination contrary to Article 14 ECHR and objective justification in Humphreys v HMRC  UKSC 18. The decision concerned whether Child Tax Credit, a welfare benefit paid for children, can be split by HMRC between parents who have separated and share the care of their children near-equally. It was accepted that the provision discriminated against men. HMRC argued that the administrative costs and potential complexity of any split were such that a “bright line” rule was justifiable even where a minority carer (as in this case) was on subsistence benefits. The Court ruled in favour of HMRC that the legislation was objectively justified and not contrary to Article 14 ECHR.