Tag Archives: FoI

Government to launch consultations on changes to FOI Act to make sure it is not ‘abused’

Reposted from FoI directory The UK Government is to launch two consultations, later this year, on changes to the Freedom of Information Act – these could potentially weaken the FOI Act.  Justice Minister Simon Hughes, who took over the responsibility for … Continue reading

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DWP on verge of meltdown over big welfare projects – Margaret Hodge

Ah…Mrs Hodge strikes again. Take that DWP!   Margaret Hodge singled out the DWP as struggling with the delivery of welfare changes. Photograph: Richard Gardner/REX Iain Duncan Smith‘s Department for Work and Pensions is facing “meltdown” over three of its … Continue reading

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All repeat WCA medicals to be stopped

Reposted from Benefits & Work website Category: Latest news In an urgent memo obtained by Benefits and Work, the DWP have told staff that due to a growing backlog at Atos all current employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants will be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year …

So here it is, that time again, where I resolve to give up eating chocolate, drinking wine and try to be nicer to people! One of my other New Year resolutions is to make people aware of the harsh regime … Continue reading

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Hammersmith & Fulham Christmas card… The Freedom of Information response

Response from Hammersmith & Fulham council to my FoI request. Hammersmith and Fulham                                                                             Room 229 Hammersmith Town Hall   King Street    Hammersmith London                                          … Continue reading

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Question:- When is a DWP statistic not a DWP statistic? Answer:- When the DWP, aided and abetted by the ICO supress it

Members of the public have a right to request access to information held by public authorities under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act Hold that thought…. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to promote … Continue reading

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