Organisation guaranteed to at least double the injustice (plans to abolish)

fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

On submitting this request to the Local Government Ombudsman, it was suggested by that public body to ask the DCLG, so I'm doing exactly that.

A complaint ( http://tinyurl.com/z54lxnc ) highlights the perversity of an organisation that is supposed to remedy injustice caused by local authorities only for the injustice to be magnified by the Ombudsman who, if you disagree with her invariably unsatisfactory decision, will invite litigation in the High Court.

The reply ( http://tinyurl.com/z6s7exa ) bizarrely ends with the following

" I understand you may continue to disagree. Our process allows for one review of a decision, and this is that review. We have now finished considering your complaint and the decision is final.

Your remaining means of challenging our decision is through judicial review in the High Court. Please take some advice before considering taking such action as the Ombudsman will – as a publicly funded body – to seek to recover our reasonable costs in defending unsuccessful applications.

The case remains closed and we shall not write about or discuss it further because we cannot justify the cost of continuing to communicate with people whose cases we have closed. "

Q. Are there any plans for this obviously harmful organisation which enables councils to be criminally active to be axed?

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

Maewyn Cumming,

                            
Our reference: 2603124             Information request

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Dear Mr James
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 1 August 2016 asking Are there any plans
for this obviously harmful organisation which enables councils to be
criminally active to be axed?
 
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Dear Mr James
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 1 August 2016.
 
I have attached our formal response to your request, and a link to the
information you asked for.
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
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