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Consultation on the future of Attendance Allowance: What questions do we need to ask?

by Steve Pudney In this post, Steve Pudney, a member of the UKAJI team and Director of Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, explores the questions for researchers in relation to the proposed transfer of responsibility for a key disability and social care benefit from central to local government. Britain currently … Continue reading

More merger than radical reform: The Government’s response to its Consultation on a new Public Services Ombudsman

By Richard Kirkham This post was originally published on OA News, the online newsletter of the Ombudsman Association, on 22 December 2015. It is re-posted with permission of the author and the Ombudsman Association. In a pleasant Christmas present for ombudsman watchers, the Cabinet Office has published a response to its summer consultation on proposals … Continue reading

Trusting the middle-man: impact and legitimacy of ombudsmen in Europe

In this blog post, Naomi Creutzfeldt, University of Oxford, discusses the findings concerning UK ombudsmen schemes in her ESRC-funded comparative study of ombudsmen in Europe. More information is available on her project website; a report summarising findings of the UK study, and additional individual ombudsmen reports, are also available here. By Naomi Creutzfeldt The research … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2015

In the first of a regular feature on the UKAJI blog, we bring together news, developments, events and publications related to administrative justice. To suggest an item for future “What’s new” posts, please email ukaji@essex.ac.uk. Parliament The Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill was debated by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on 21 … Continue reading