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Discretionary Housing Payments. Wirral Council foreseeably and avoidably broke the law for 18 months

Links to previous Discretionary Housing Payments posts: 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 – … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner Publishes Discretionary Housing Payments Decision Notice

Here is the link to this decision notice. https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/decision-notices/2017/2172699/fs50684466.pdf 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 … Continue reading

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Wirral Council Fails to Withhold Crucial Discretionary Housing Payments Report

Victory is sweet We can now report that the Information Commissioner has – after a long delay – found in our favour and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council now have 30 days to put their house in order and provide the … Continue reading

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Do you live in Wallasey? After #Brickgate, a string of bogus allegations and council abuse, does Labour candidate Angela Eagle deserve your vote?

We Know What She Did Last Summer The first thing we should state here is that unlike our MP of the last 25 years, we’re Old Labour.  In 1997 we gave Tony Blair a wide berth, and naturally, as the … Continue reading

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#Brickgate FOI request – A response is in from Merseyside Police

12th August 2016 We lodged the following FOI request on 2nd August 2016: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_comhttps://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_com The police say they are not obliged to supply most of the information and have responded with exemptions under Section 30 (Criminal investigations and proceedings) and Section … Continue reading

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Another #FOI victory over “improved” Wirral Council – which has taken 15 long months

11th November 2014 15 months ago, I placed the following FoI request with Wirral Council.  It’s a pretty straightforward query, asking them about the public money cost of their compromise agreements – those desperate gagging clauses that shut people up … Continue reading

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No public consultation. Foreseeably and avoidably, innocent persons could be injured or killed.

*****Yes, that’s how serious this is… innocent persons could be seriously injured or killed, because Wirral Council have switched off hundreds of street lights without genuine public consultation or internal scrutiny…  now,  they’re locked into denial and seeking to conceal their actions***** 30th … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Disability discrimination. The DLA Piper tribunal decision cannot be appealed

This is an update to a recent post I made here: https://wirralinittogether.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/wirral-council-wins-in-court-vulnerable-people-lose-again/ Near to the end of the blog post, I promised to contact the Judge, Melanie Carter, to highlight some concerns and to see if her decision could be … Continue reading

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Victory for Wirral In It Together. We defeat Wirral Council – again

25th June 2014 Freedom of Information.  Another victory over Wirral Council’s legal “team”. Yesterday, an email came in from WhatDoTheyKnow.com … https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/with_compromise_agreements_not_b#incoming-532480 This response is another calculated exercise in minimisation and a muddying of the water, couched in the blandest and … Continue reading

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“What a load of tosh!!!” ~ Councillor Crabtree. Also, Wirral’s monitoring officer responds to an email sent to the CEO

  9th May 2014 Confidential_memo_tells_shocked_Wirral_councillors_their_emails_are_being_read_by_town_hall_bosses On 3rd May, with the above Wirral Globe article in mind, I sent the following email to Wirral Council CEO Graham “Mistakes” Burgess, asking whether my own emails to councillors were being filtered / screened / blocked: … Continue reading

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