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The draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill: What recommendations are being taken forward?

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, December 2016

UK Parliament SNP MP Mhairi Black has published a Private Members’ Bill that would require the assessment of a benefit claimant’s circumstances before the implementation of sanctions. The Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill is expected to resume its second reading debate on 24 January 2017, having been adjourned on 2 December. A Commons Library … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, November 2016

UK Parliament The Investigatory Powers Bill has entered its final stage and is now ping ponging between the Lords and the Commons. The Commons accepted the majority of the Lords amendments, which were tabled by the Government and were aimed at adding or strengthening safeguards. The Commons rejected amendments tabled by Baroness Hollins, with cross … Continue reading

Seminar report: The changing world of social security and administrative justice in Scotland

On 18 October, Queen Margaret University and Glasgow University hosted, with UKAJI, a seminar to explore the challenges and opportunities arising from the Scottish Government’s new powers in relation to social security and to consider the wider implications for administrative justice in Scotland. The seminar was an opportunity to bring together representatives from the Scottish … Continue reading

How does UKAJI help you?

We’d like to hear from our subscribers about the ways that UKAJI has helped you in your work, whether it involves conducting research, using research, developing policy, responding to policy initiatives and consultations, or conducting litigation. We’d also like to hear if there are things you’d like UKAJI to do that we aren’t yet doing. Please … Continue reading