UPDATED – 345 English Councils’ compromise agreements – with gagging clauses – How did your council score?


A quick reminder of our fully independent survey into a raging CANCER. The CANCER of compromise / settlement / non disclosure agreements (they keep changing the name because it stinks so much). Here is how laws are bypassed, people are bought off and abusers of children, disabled, elderly and otherwise vulnerable people are paid off, gagged, given clean bills of health and moved on elsewhere to top paying jobs and sometimes even promoted!

Wirral In It Together


3rd April 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates are covering compromise agreements today at 11AM.  Link to details here:

Radio 5 Live Investigates – Settlement Agreements and Gagging Clauses

2nd April 2013 – The Daily Telegraph publishes an article based on this research

03 05 13 - telegraph front page

Hi, if you’re a journalist or writer and seeking to use the information gathered here in an article, please be courteous and credit Paul Cardin, Wirral Freedom of Information Campaigner.  Many thanks!

Compromise Agreements (later known as Settlement Agreements before being quickly re-branded Non-disclosure Agreements) are legal documents, regulated by statute, and represent ‘full and final settlements’, entered into by both employer and employee. These contracts are very often used in dispute circumstances, when organisations feel there’s a pressing need to dispense with ‘problem people’, whilst ‘managing’ their own, sometimes embattled reputations.  The ‘beauty’ of these, as far as public sector employers are…

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