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The operation of the MP filter for complaining to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Robert Thomas is a Professor of Public Law the University of Manchester One of the oldest issues with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is the MP filter. People who want to complain to the PHSO about a government department or other public body must have their complaint referred to the ombudsman by an … Continue reading

State pension underpayments and the payment of interest

Robert Thomas, University of Manchester Should people underpaid their state pensions receive not just arrears for those underpayments, but also the interest on them in order to make up for inflation? The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) thinks not, but the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) thinks they should. The recent Parliamentary and Health Service … Continue reading

Transforming Complaint Resolution – a new website resource

The Transforming Complaint Resolution website has been created by Chris Gill, Carolyn Hirst and Jane Williams. Collectively we are academics, researchers and practitioners who have an interest in complaint handling, conflict resolution, and administrative justice. Together we believe that much of the transformational potential of complaints remains unrealised and unrecognised. And our common intent is … Continue reading

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield) The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Age Appropriate Design Code is a collection of 15 principles to set expectations of how children’s personal data should be processed in order to be compliant with UK data protection law. Its … Continue reading

Preventing exclusion in an age of digitalisation

Preventing exclusion in an age of digitalisation By Jo Hynes (Research Fellow, Public Law Project and PhD candidate, University of Exeter) This blog piece summarises the full rapporteur’s briefing available on the Public Law Project website. Despite significant benefits, the ongoing HMCTS reform programme’s commitment to digital justice poses significant challenges, not least in the … Continue reading