We provide a free service, but must use public money carefully

Currently waiting for a response from Local Government Ombudsmen, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Local Government Ombudsmen,

After randomly selecting a category of Decision Notices on the LGO website (Planning), 4 out of the first 5 reports included the sentence;

"We provide a free service, but must use public money carefully"

I would like to know how much public money was paid to law firm, Bevan Brittan, for the following:


How much public money has been paid for the same purposes in total for the past 5 years?

Yours faithfully,

Calum Clark

Foi Officer, Local Government Ombudsmen

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Foi Officer, Local Government Ombudsmen

Dear Calum Clark

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below. We will aim to respond within 20 working days, that is, by 1 November. If we are unable to meet that deadline I will contact you again to explain why.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Information & Records Manager | DL: 0330 403 4734 |
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman's office |
www.lgo.org.uk |

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Thank you for acknowledging my request. I look forward to receiving the information.

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