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Financial Remedy Recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Financial Remedy Recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) This blog presents some data concerning financial compensation recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) acquired through a freedom of information request. When the PHSO makes a finding of maladministration or service failure, it will consider … Continue reading

Immigration complaints (Part II)

Immigration complaints (part 2) By Robert Thomas (University of Manchester Law School) This is the second of three blogs on immigration complaints. This first blog examined the key trends, features, and criticisms of immigration complaints. This blog looks at the outcomes of immigration complaints and discusses the importance of government collecting data on complaint outcomes. … 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

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters By Ben Baumberg Geiger (Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, and co-lead of the ‘Welfare at a (Social) Distance’ project on the benefits system during COVID-19) In a new report, we estimate that in July/August 2020, about half a … Continue reading

UKAJI’s submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL)

UKAJI submission to the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) By Lee Marsons, Maurice Sunkin and Theodore Konstadinides In July 2020, the Government launched an independent expert panel to review the law related to judicial review known as the ‘Independent Review of Administrative Law‘ or IRAL. The extended deadline for submissions to that panel is … Continue reading