Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

I am studying the affect on delayed investigations and the consistences on bankruptcy

As a bankrupt only has 12 months to enter payment arraignments with trustees, and LGO investigations generally take longer than this.

1.Can I have the total number of complaints that involve bankruptcy per office, per year since 2000 to current date.
2.Can you tell me how many of these involve you awarding any kind of settlement with eh complainant that either stops or sorts out their bankruptcy or the suggestion is made to the council to do iether.

The more significant part of this.

3.How many of the total claims per office, last more than I year before a conclusion is reached ( either way ) by the LGOs.

Note. After studying this response http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/wh...

am pretty sure this would be easily obtainable by running a search against your records for each office.

4.Do you have any specific recommendations for dealing with bankruptcy complaints, is so , can you provide them.

Yours faithfully,

George Cant

Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Cant

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information below. I will respond within the 20 working day target (which would be by 6 May 2011) or, if unable to do so, I will write to you again explaining why.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr Cant

I attach a letter in response to the request below.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager | DL: 020 7217 4734 |
Local Government Ombudsman's office | 10th Floor |
Millbank Tower | Millbank | London | SW1P 4QP |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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I recall seeing this, or something similar not so long ago and wonder if and why it has been removed?

"Council Tax Unlawful Bankruptcy - Merchants of Menace Shylock & Shysters

Former Cllr Sheena Williams had her 4 Grand-Daughters stolen by the state, Elle-May, Ruby, Lacey and Poppy in the secret family courts, whilst she was an elected Councillor in Maidstone, Kent.

Sheena challenged the Council Tax system after being made aware by her Constituents that all was not as transparent as it appears within the Council and the Courts.

THE PETITION

Maidstone Borough Council Petition – Councillor Scrutiny of Council Tax Enforcement

We the undersigned petition the council that any solicitors, currently or previously instructed to enforce council tax must be scrutinised by Councillors and to prohibit the use of external solicitors for the enforcement of council tax.

That only current up-to-date insolvency prescribed forms shall be submitted for bankruptcy proceedings. That no council tax sum of money submitted to the council's automated system can be re-allocated to a previous already secured amount without your customers express written consent. That a prior warning in plain view must be placed onto the council automated system.

That no council officer without written consent can instigate charging orders or insolvency bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of the council, when notified prior to or afterwards, that the sum paid is to reduce the amount to below either the charging order amount or bankruptcy threshold, because it is always assumed that the money applies to a unsecured not a securitised amount.

We demand that all previous orders obtained by the council without the above due process of law being followed including proper service of current insolvency documents by external solicitor's firms and their agents must be quashed or annulled with immediate effect."

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