Here is the link to this decision notice.
Following allegations of Wirral Council’s abuse of vulnerable benefit claimants, DHP audit failure and an ongoing breach of statutory law, this was a successful Freedom of Information request we placed with the Council on 9th February 2017.
The ICO found in our favour and Wirral Council have been given 35 days (early December) to furnish the requested information or potentially have the matter referred to the High Court.
The following four links provide the complete background of this case:
- FOI Request to Wirral Council. Discretionary Housing Payments
- UPDATE: Leaked Wirral Council email: Discretionary Housing Payments Unlawful for 18 Months
- “Most Improved” Wirral Council. Breaking the law on Discretionary Housing Payments – and now an FOI failure – have vulnerable families been evicted?
- Wirral Council Fails to Withhold Crucial Discretionary Housing Payments Report