Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters

View full decision: “The DECISION of the Upper Tribunal is to dismiss the [DWP] appeals” (download as a PDF) and the full history of one of the FOI request’s of 25 January 2012, concerning the names of Mandatory Work Activity placement hosts. This tribunal decision concerned DWP appeals against three ICO decision notices (FS50438037,FS50438502 and FS50441818) all requiring the DWP to name workfare placement hosts.

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16 Responses to Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters

  1. Mike Sivier says:

    Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    Oh dear, another legal defeat for Iain Duncan Smith!


  2. sdbast says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.


  3. beastrabban says:

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    One more legal defeat for IDS and his campaign to keep as much secret about his welfare reforms as possible from the public. The reason he gave for withholding the names of the workfare exploiters from the public was quite simple: he was afraid that if their identities were known, they’d suffer, and so his precious policy would not be implemented. This isn’t an adequate reason for not telling the public, who the companies exploiting the unemployed are. Not that I expect this latest legal defeat to be an obstacle to RTU. He seems determined to carry on appealing adverse decisions against him for as long as possible, either in the hope that eventually he’ll win, or his opponents will get exhausted and go away.


  4. As Bill says this is public money that is being used for these schemes, so the public (that’s you and me folks) should know how and by whom this money is being used.


  5. Reblogged this on SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH and commented:
    I want to know who uses workfare, an up to date list they cannot deny. I can then withdraw my custom and tell them why.


  6. Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:


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  8. jaypot2012 says:

    Damn, it’s great when IDS loses 🙂
    Having said that, will he obey? No chance…


  9. jaypot2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    Another one of IDS failures?


  10. Toot says:

    Shouldn’t IDS be sanctioned as a punishment for breaking the rules?


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