Legal Aid

They are bureaucratic and ultimately unhelpful organization.

The cowboys

They caused this nightmare and are true idiots. They won’t take responsibility for it.

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

is a very bad model. The aim is to help with legal fees so justice can be available to everyone. However you apply for legal aid, Lawyers do work on your case. If you are assessed by the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

as not being eligible you become liable for the Costs of your lawyer. If like me you’re assessed but have to contribute and had not been informed properly of this, you are still liable. said …
It is, therefore, my decision that the firm’s handling of Mr McMorrow’s Legal Aid has been poor
Yet the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

found nothing wrong. The invoice was for work done between and . So On I fire your firm as I have lost faith in your ability. You issue me a bill acknowledgment 147 days later on and finaly submit to the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

On . 250 days from submitting to myself

Comments likke the above enrage me!

The USB Key with the audio recordings of my phone calls came. With a letter! I was supprised as the Letter that was posted with the USB Key contained a password
The posted the "password" to the usb key with the usb key. 
Like locking your front door and leaving the key in the lock.


Unencrypted files with an “encrypted” zip File

Subbmitted Legal Aid Agency (LAA) Complaint-2020-02-04
I am again asked to explain what I feel is missing. I am unaware of the data The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) holds on me. I have request my entier-case file The files below are only noted as The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) have referred to them.

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

expect me to know the data they hold on me!


Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

disclose and addational 3 files.



finaly relase the inverstgation report, into the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

handling or my SARs. My feeling on The


are not something I am shy of expressing.

Phoned the

The Legal Ombudsman

to check they had my complaint. As I was given no notification. I was told it could be 12 weeks! before it get allocated.

Submitted my second complaint to

The Legal Ombudsman

Gave up waiting for

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

have made a Formal Complaint to

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Submitted my formal complaint, with a valid reason to expedite.

– Can you advise what files you believe are missing?

I currently have an outstanding debt so if I got to the

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

this debt need to be paused You have given me notes about phone calls. When I asked for communication. The notes are not even transcripts but a summary. They also fail as they use acronyms that are not explained. A breach. You provided me “7 Solicitor’s claim.pdf” this appears to be only part of civ claim 1 As I am using my SAR to make a complaint against my lawyer for a bill Claim1 is important. This complaint is for the Legal Ombudsman and Solicitors Regulation Authority. I am happy to inform them you won’t cooperate. You refer in my complaint response to “substantive amendment” But no substantive amendment was disclosed in my SAR response of 12th August 2019 so having it and not disclosing is a breach of GDPR.. Mr McMorrow
Can you advise what files you believe are missing

Phoned the MOJ about the poor service for Legal Aid Agency

Our complaints process has now been exhausted.

Dear Mr. McMorrow, Our complaints process has now been exhausted. If you are dissatisifed with this response and wish to pursue the matter further then you have the right to make a complaint to the

Parliamentary and Health Service (PHSO)

through your local Member of Parliament. The Ombudsman is a free service; it makes final decisions on complaints that have not been capable of being resolved by a government department or Agency. By law, the Ombudsman service can only look at complaints about UK government departments and agencies if they have been referred by an MP. There is further information available on the

Parliamentary and Health Service (PHSO)

website It is important that you take the matter to the MP as soon as you receive our final response to your complaint, as there are time limits for the Ombudsman service to look into complaints. If you don’t know who your local MP is, go to for more information, or contact the House of Commons Information Office on
Our complaints process has now been exhausted

1.6: Revocation of the certificate

When a certificate is revoked the client must be given 21 days to consider the bill and make any representations, as they have a financial interest in the costs. Therefore, if the certificate was revoked either less than 21 days before or any time after the bill has been submitted (to us for assessed bills or to the court for bills where they are the assessing body), the claim will be rejected unless there is documentation confirming the client has seen a copy of the bill and has no objections. This will be a priority reject unless there is another valid reject reason.

For assessed bills the date the Claim1/1A certification is signed should be used to determine whether the provider would have had the opportunity to send the client the bill and allow 21 days to pass. For taxed bills, the financial interest certification at the back of the bill will need to be completed to determine whether the client has been sent a copy of the bill. This will not apply where the client already had a financial interest by virtue of the statutory charge applying or contributions paid, as the client should already have been provided with the bill

Revocation of the certificate

An Extremaly early respons to my Stage Two Complaint. This was not due till

I got an SMS asking me to contact LCS. They have recieved my stage two formal complaint and ICS should be suspended.

First letter about this debt.

Stage two Formal Complaint.

The below extracts from the response that highlight the incompetence for the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

As you are aware, your emergency cover was date limited to the period and The date limit was imposed because your solicitors did not submit a substantive amendment when required to do so. Following a ‘reinstate certificate request’, submitted by the solicitor on , we reopened the certificate and the required substantive amendment was provided.
A final bill was then submitted by your solicitor . Please note, there is no time limitation for providers to submit a final bill. The work they successfully claimed for was undertaken between the dates of your emergency cover only. We did not pay the solicitor for any work outside of these dates.
Following the payment of the final bill, we then referred this matter to our debt recovery unit (as explained in your original offer letter). At that stage, you were informed that your solicitor’s claim had been paid and you would have to set up a payment plan to address the liability.
With reference to your Subject Access Request: You have asked why you were not provided with copies of your telephone calls after you were informed that all calls to the agency are recorded? Copies of your calls were not requested in your SAR correspondence so were not provided in response.
See comment above.

We’ve not sent the response, it’s with the complaints team.

We sent the response, we just don’t know-how.

– Response from Costs Draft Person Ms E Harper

Thank you for your letter (undated). The work undertaken was clearly set out in the bill sent to you on 18th July 2018. Any query regarding the bill should have been raised within 21 days of it being sent to you as clearly set out in the letter sent, however we received no objections. When you did not accept the offer of Legal Aid work relating to your matter, work was discontinued. We trust this answers your query. Any questions relating to the payment of money due should be directed to the

Legal Aid Agency (LLA)

as our involvement in this matter has now concluded.
Costs Draft Person

Stage One Formal Complaint.

SAR Response of 13 files

Submitted a SAR Request.


The LGO are another cog whose ultimate job is to confuse and bemuse. They provide as little info as possible usually in a bizarre manner as to confuse. They quote law but they interpret it how they like and you can’t challenge them.

Thank you for submitting your complaint.
If you have not heard from us within the next 10 working days, please call us on 0300 061 0614 quoting your name and postcode, and an advisor will be happy to help.
Please do not reply to this email
Your Reference is 37825 submitted on

email from To

Our ref: 20 014 081
(Please quote our reference when contacting us and, if using email, please put the number in the email subject line)
Dear Mr McMorrow
Complaint about London Borough of Haringey
Thank you for the information you provided.
Why we are writing to you
I have assessed your complaint to see whether we can and should investigate it.
I have decided we should consider it further and have passed it to our Investigation Team.
Catherine West MP has asked for an update on your complaint so I have sent her a copy of this email.

Technically I have never give the LGO permission to share my information with anyone.

email from To

Your ref:
Our ref: 20 014 081
(Please use this reference number when contacting us. If using email, please put the number in the email subject line)

Complaint about London Borough of Haringey
Please see the attached letters.
Yours sincerely

Nathalie Nys Investigator

Complaint by Mr D McMorrow of 110a Sylvan Avenue, London, N22 5HY

In the above link,

Ms Nys


“Please send me the information and any comments on the complaint by

an extra 20 working days. 110 days from submitting the complaint.

email from To

When was our phone conversation?
Mr McMorrow

email from To

I can see .
So 12 working days later you ask for evidence and give them till the end of August.
During this delays I’m still at risk from the fault. I am not happy!
Mr McMorrow

email from To

Hello Is an update available?

email from To

Please note that I am on leave until .

12 working days

I will respond to your email when I return. If your query is urgent, please contact
our team coordinator, Ms Sandhu on .

Nathalie Nys Investigator

email from To

Where is my case ?

email from To

I am currently on leave. I will return to work on
If the matter is urgent please email or contact her on 0330 403 4749

email from To

I want an update I am being passed from pillar to post!

email from To

Your ref:
Our ref: 20 014 081
(Please use this reference number when contacting us. If using email, please put the number in the email subject line)
Dear Mr McMorrow
Complaint about London Borough of Haringey
Further to your recent emails, you will be aware that Ms Nys is away from the office until
She will contact you with an update as soon as can after her return.
Yours sincerely

Angela Thackray Team Coordinator
I asked for an UPDATE.
Mr Nys is away she said to contact Ms Sandhu.
Ms Sandhu is also away she said to conctact Mrs Thackray>
Mrs Thackray tells me Ms Nys is away!

email from To

I’m afraid that is unacceptable.
You can’t have a caseworker on Annual Leave for 3 weeks and not have her case load progressed.
I came to the LGO back in March
Mr McMorrow

email from To;

No comments?

email from To


email from To

06 September 2021
Your ref:
Our ref: 20 014 081
(Please use this reference number when contacting us. If using email, please put the number in the email subject line)
Dear Mr McMorrow
Complaint about London Borough of Haringey
I am

Nathalie Nys

line manager, and have been made aware of your recent emails.
A copy of our internal complaints details can be found here:
Complaints about our service – Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
You can email details of your complaint direct to me,
and I will respond to you under our compaints process.
Yours sincerely

Evan Lerwill Assistant Ombudsman

0330 403 4755

email from To;

Please provide me with the internal complaints procedure
Mr McMorrow

email from To

My complaint is my caseworker is away for an extended period.
Her last update was she was again giving the Council along time to supply supporting
documents This additional time expired in August I’m after an update.
A caseworker can’t go on extended leave without having their case load managed by someone.
This effectively is giving the council yet more time I came to you in good faith and so far its
been a headache.
A judicial review of your process should be done as a matter of urgency.
Mr McMorrow

email from To

Dear Mr McMorrow
Due to other commitmentsand priorities, I am unable to respondto emails as quickly as
you would like. I am to respond to all my emails within five working days.
In response to your query, there is no appeal against my decision not to reallocate your
complaint – it would not be an efficientuse of time and resource, as the new investigator
would have to familiarise themselves with the case.
Our staff our entitled to take leave, and it would not possible for them to finish all their
cases before taking leave, because of the time and complexity involved in investigative work.
Ms Nys will assume the investigation on her return.

This is my final email on the matter, and we will not respond to further email from you about this issue.

Thank you for your understanding.
Yours sincerely

Evan Lerwill Assistant Ombudsman

Move – Bromley to Haringey

I called Bromley Social Care (First Response), I was moving from Bromley to Wood Green.
As a disabled man I have a lot of equipment from Bromley. A bed (with air mattress), Hoist & Shower chair and Care Package that provids me with 4 calls a day 365 days a year.

I was informed it was not their responsibility…

I made a formal complaint via phone.

This was a major mistake.

This complaint was confirmed by letter Complaint 2016-07-28
As you can see the crux of my complaint has been understood.

You state you will be moving to Wood Green but say that you have equipment that needs to be moved to your new address. Your complaint is that the council has no procedure in place for service users who move

The not responsibility comment was confirmed in email…

and we expect the new borough to work the same.

Good morning,


The advice that was given to you over the telephone yesterday from my colleague obtained from our OT team is that our process is to assess once somebody moves into the borough, and we expect the new borough to work the same.

You expect but don’t know.

We suggest speaking to your GP for a referral to their borough, or indeed if you already have arranged a new GP in the new borough, to ask them to refer you for assessment.
With regards to Housing Benefit & Council Tax benefits you will need to reapply in your new borough.
Kind regards

Susan Initial Contact Worker – First Response

A response to my complaint was received.

You will notice it totally avoids the question that was confirmed on .
It ignores the obvious lack of a procedure and appropriate training as the answer given by Susan on and supported by OTs was totally wrong.

It however, agrees to assist in the move.

From the until (my move date) Bromley made more and more mistakes.

I was informed by Haringey that they were still not aware of me and my needs.
I again spoke with Bromley Social Services and was assured

Monica Blake

who was dealing with my move would call me back in 5 minutes.
At (10 minutes after

Monica Blake

was due to call) I called again and made another complaint with

Mario Giannini

He was very apologetic about the lack of action and appeared to understand the urgent requirement and was going to raise the issue with someone one other than

Monica Blake


This never happened, no one from Bromley has called me to Discuss the delays and lack of support from Bromley.

Monica Blake

spoke with my mother (Mrs Pauline McMorrow) it transpired Haringey where informed on Of My care needs.
Effectively giving a Haringey Council three working day (due to being a Bank Holiday)

XXXXXX Care are the care provider picked by Bromley to look after me in Haringey

I’ve seen an email to XXXXXX Care dated providing them with the wrong address.
Again this would appear to have been rushed. As such XXXXXX care had very little time to prepare for my care needs. I had given Bromley over a month to arrange my care and equipment.
Bromley have blamed this wrong address on information they got from my mother.

I have never giving Bromley permission to speak with my mother

I made a second stage two formal complaint. In my email I requested an acknowledgement of my complaint.
Bromley Complaint 2 – Move – 8th September 2016
A SAR request for all my records including communication between Bromley and Haringey.
A FOI request for the move procedure.

@danielmcmorrow Hi there’s one stage for adult social care complaints with local authorities.
Link to Tweet

This would suggest my second complaint of was not needed and the non-response of would allow me to approach to LGO.

A Graham, Walton emailed me

I am very sorry that we have not provided a response. However, I can find no trace of your request having been received by our coordinators. Could you please let me know how and where it was sent, so that I can establish what may have gone wrong and take any action needed to correct this.

It was not until ICO – Decision – 2017-01-09

The DPA & FOI Acts breaches have been reported to the ICO

LGO – Bromley – 2017-02-10 – Final Decision
It states…

The Council says it does not have a policy for moving adults from one area to another, but says it will add this to the list of tasks to be completed by its Editorial Board which meets quarterly.

It also states…

After receiving my draft decision statement, Mr X was aggrieved that the Council had continued to charge him a contribution for the six weeks for which it funded his care. He said it only charged him because it had delayed in transferring his case to the new council.As Mr X received the care for which he was charged a contribution, however,he did not suffer any injustice as a result of the charge

Now the Care Act, That the LGO quote in the Final Decision says…
continuity-of-care-and-support-when-adult-moves the relevant suctions are under Continuity of care and support when adult moves parts 37 & 38

38. (1) If, on the day of the intended move as mentioned in section 37(1)(b), (2)(b) or (3)(b), the second authority has yet to carry out the assessment or assessments under section 37(6), or has done so but has yet to take the other steps required under this Part in the adult’s case, it must—
(a)meet the adult’s needs for care and support, and the needs for support of any carer who is continuing as the adult’s carer, which the first authority has been meeting, and
(b)where the first authority has been keeping a care account in the adult’s case, itself keep that account on the same basis as the first authority has been keeping it.

Too me the above suggests it should have been Haringey (the second authority) that paid not Bromley (the first authority)

As A result we have LGO – Bromley – Decision Review –

LGO – Bromley – Decision Review 1.3 -<13th February 2017

LGO Letter 2017-03-10 so we have LGO – Bromley – Decision Review – 1.2 – 10th March 2017

Given the errors made by both LGO and Bromley I made the very kind offer of… Bromley – Decision Payment – 2 – 2017-03-22

I made the offer on So after 65 days (45 working days) after the offer was made, Bromley said no.
We now have…

I got Bromley – 2017-05-31 – Response-to-Complaint As you can see My request of said evidence of permission In Bromley’s response their was no evidence of permission. So We have Bromley – SAR 2 – 1st June 2017

In The LGO LGO – Bromley – 2017-02-10 – Final Decision it states…

Mr X complained to the Ombudsman about the length of time the Council had taken to transfer his care to the new council. He said the social worker had only given the new council three days notice of his transfer. He said the care agency had missed the first call because it had been given the wrong address, but the Council had tried to say it was his mother who had given the agency that address.

On the District Nursing staff told the social worker that they could not order Mr X’s new equipment until he registered with a GP in the new council area, as they worked to individual GPs. When Mr X’s mother telephoned the new council (as advised by the social worker) to check arrangements, the member of staff at the new council said they did not have details of Mr X.

So the Social Worker ​recommend mother contact my new council. From the wording of the document I understand Social Worker​ works for Bromley.
In ​my SARs ​shows Bromley ​employees Monica Blake,​ Tameka Morrison ​and Jo Fielder ​spoke
with my mother Pauline McMorrow ​now either you did speak with her or the SARs ​is fictitious

Either Bromley broke The Data Protection with regards to talking with my mother or the broke it with forged SARs disclosure.

Dear Mr McMorrow,
Thank you for your request received yesterday under the Freedom of
Information Act for information relating to an Editorial Board.
I am not aware of this body. Please contact me if you have any further
information that might explain what it is and I will endeavor to provide
the information that you require if we hold it.
Graham Walton

This would suggest Bromley lied to the LGO when they said.

The Council says it does not have a policy for moving adults from one area to another, but says it will add this to the list of tasks to be completed by its Editorial Board which meets quarterly.

I made a the above FOI request using FOI Requests Have a 20 (working) day limit. Bromley yet again failed to respond.

Dear Bromley Borough Council,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bromley Borough Council’s handling of my FOI request ‘Editorial Board’.
I have once again referred this to the ICO.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,
Daniel McMorrow

I’m more and more convinced Bromley is run my failed used car salesmen. The ineptitude and stupidity is amazing.

Today I received Dom 2017-05-08 till 2017-06-04
I’ve lost count of the number of time I’ve told Bromley I won’t be paying.

I keep getting invoices from Bromley. It’s embarrassing.
However it reminded me to contact The LGO *again*
I pointed out Response – 7th October 2016

It clearly says

An interim care package of six week was arranged and funded by LBB to ensure as smooth a transition as possible

My main objection apart from Bromley saying they would or Care Act Parts 37 & 38 being totally different. Is the amount
£62.45 x 6 (weeks) £374.70
When I move to Haringey they assessed my cage as £54.73 x 6 (weeks) £328.38

Legal Appeal

In the last years there have been a number of legal challenges or appeals to decisions that have not been liked.
he DWP have made it an art form, and worse the appeal has never work.

The DWP tried to keep secret the names of the employers who used free labour under workfare. dwp-forced-reveal-vast-list
The DWP tried to keep the number of claimants that died after being found fit to work quite after the ICO said it should publish these figures.
The DWP is currently taking The Bedroom Tax case to court. Tories’ Bedroom Tax appeal costs £100,000 as they argue it should apply to disabled teen’s carers

I don’t for a second believe this figure.

Now the NHS England are set to appeal a decision on PrEP HIV campaigners win NHS drug battle

Anger after NHS warns PrEP HIV drug could put other treatments at risk
As I said on Facebook the waste of money in the appeal is putting other treatments at risk. NHS England need to address this now, before being bitch slapped with it in court. 



The DWP needs to be stopped. They have wasted public money, our money trying to defend the indefensible. I believe this is the third time

  • A Number of people who died having been found fit for work
  • the ongoing bedroom tax.

There is a clear public interest in having these figures made public. When the ICO (or other regulator with legal powers) makes a judgement the claimant (DWP) should not be allowed to launch an appeal unless their was a legal fault.


Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom

Newly appointed British Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Andrea Leadsom leaves Downing Street in central London on July 14, 2016, as cabinet appointments by new prime minister Theresa May are made on her first full day in office. Theresa May began her first full day as British prime minister July 14 under pressure to implement Brexit, after stunning observers by picking gaffe-prone “Leave” campaigner Boris Johnson as her top diplomat

Andrea Leadsom: Male carers might be paedophiles
So first we have comments about parents and now paedophiles. This woman has made “Putting your foot in it” an art form!
In I had this misfortune of being in ICU. I was looked after by everyone but primarily two Male nurses at The Princess Royal Hospital. These two nurses constantly showed compassion & a professional manner.

In I was move to the Royal Hospital for Nuero-disability, again all the male staff both medical and non-medical support staff where amazing, supporting and professional. 


 Andrea said…

Now you can call that sexist, I call that cautious and very sensible when you look at the stats. Your odds are stacked against you if you employ a man.

These comments are sexist & more important discrimination. To not employe someone based on there sex is discrimination as outlined in the equality act.

Update 1 –

Sex offenders including paedophiles should be allowed to adopt, Theresa May told


When is the Labour leadership election? Everything you need to know about the contest, and who can vote

In the above article there is

Who can vote in the election?

  • Labour Party Members who joined before Tuesday, January 12
  • Members of affiliated unions
  • Registered supporters who pay £25 between July 18-20

I’d argue this is discrimination.

I’m disabled as such don’t work, my only income is from benefits by limiting the vote to people who can pay more and denying those who can’t is discrimination…

From Discrimination in the provision of goods and services – what’s the unfair treatment?

Providing you with goods or giving you a service on worse terms or of worse quality – for example, charging you more or making you wait longer


As far as we could tell, he who had presided over the dismantling, in law, of God’s first building block of society by introducing same-sex ‘marriage’, had ‘got away with it’ and suffered no consequences.

Because same-sex-marriage is by far the biggest problem he (David Cameron) created.

Let’s ignore the increase in Homelessness.
A welfare reform that has resulted in the death OR humiliation of vulnerable claimants. And the dismantling of OUR NHS. A total disregard for public opinion. And a referendum that’s been a train wreck of lies. 

Long as the GAYS can’t marry it’s ok! 


Amy Childs wades into election debate to blast benefit ‘spongers’ – including her own aunt

Firstly a point that need to be clarified. I have absolutely know idea who Amy Childs is. I have no knowledge of her background, job or education. I would also argue she has no knowledge of me or any of the difficulties faced by the so called ‘spongers’

Secondly her comment where said in a political context so lets examine this…

Im a “sponger’ aka I’m disabled and in receipt of Benefits.
(ESA,DLA,Council Tax & Housing Benefit)
I had a 3 year fight for my job and was mentally abused for 3 years! subjected to constant ridicule and constantly being told I was unfit (for my job – they would not even let me try)

I tired to claimed for my breakfast on expenses. (1)
Iain Duncan Smith claimed £39 breakfast on expenses (that’d leave him £14 for the rest of the week)

I claimed for my heating, gas, electric and council tax on expenses. (2)
Stephen Crabb
340 MPs get their energy bills paid on EXPENSES to heat second homes – with one claiming £5,822

I claimed for heating my stables on expenses. (3)
Millionaire Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi claimed for electricity bills at his STABLES

I claimed for a bulldog clip on expenses. (4)
David Cameron claims SEVEN PENCE for bulldog clip on expenses

I stole 90K and only had to make a < 30second apology (5)
Maria Miller’s 30-second expenses apology in House of Commons

I forgot to declare extra income and have to say sorry. (6)
Tory MP Geoffrey Cox Apologises For Failing To Declare ‘Forgotten’ £400,000 Of Income

In the above article she states

The 24-year-old said she’s fed up with the benefits system for encouraging scrounging and claims too much tax goes to those who can work, but don’t want to.

I also going to assume she never had the misfortune of dealing with Access To Work (I talk about AtW Here), the government’s flagship scheme to assist disabled people into work.
The article also comments on her success at running a few businesses.

…after launching a string of lucrative businesses…

I wonder if she’s ever hired from Job Center.
Or if her businesses are Two Tick or Disability Confident accredited.

ESA Cuts

Before you read this please understand I’m not legally trained, I have no professional legal know how… These are my limited understanding.

Tories block plan to look at the impact of their disability benefit cuts
In the above article it’s explained…

The House of Lords had previously blocked a Government plan to cut Employment and Support Allowance – and said ministers should first conduct an impact assessment into what the cuts’ effects would be.

…and then…

But on Wednesday Tory MPs overruled the peers, voting to push ahead with the cuts without looking at what their effect might be.

Before I discuss the cuts a side note…The Minister for Disabled People – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People We’d like to think Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People would have an insight into the effects of disability or at least be on the side of disabled people as a parliamentary advocate. Wełl he’s a tit – Bad Luck.

I have more to say on Minister for Disabled People – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People here


The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is a part of Equality Act 2010.
On page 3 of the above document it say…

The Equality Duty is a duty on public bodies and others carrying out public functions.
It ensures that public bodies consider the needs of all individuals in their day to day work – in shaping policy, in delivering services, and in relation to their own employees.The new Equality Duty supports good decision making
– it encourages public bodies to understand how different people will be affected by their activities so that policies and services are appropriate and accessible to all and meet different people’s needs. By understanding the effect of their activities on different people, and how inclusive public services can support and open up people’s opportunities, public bodies are better placed to deliver policies and services that are efficient and effective. The Equality Duty therefore helps public bodies to deliver the Government’s overall objectives for public services.
The Equality Duty is set out in section 149 of the Act.

It could be argued that by not doing a Impact Assessment, the government are failing to adhere to PSED.
And they are choosing not to do an Impact Assessment.


MP who votes fot ESA cut


Campaign: Force disability charities to sever links with MPs who voted for #ESACut


MP reports ‘vicious’ threat to police after vote to cut disability benefits

It would be wrong to publish a MPs vote on a very public subject as Disabilit Benefits, just like cutting rates of big business at the expense of the disabled.
Firstly it’s worth noting MPs are elected to represent the views of their constituents.   Mr Cameron is on record advocating “transparency”
Secondly our views (and him) are protected in the Human Rights Act as free speech.
Thirdly (most important) You could argue this is “wasting police time” no law was broken at best he could have reported the Tweet or Facebook Post.


Harrogate MP defends voting for £30-a-week disability benefit cut

Andrew Jones MP has argued that his decision to vote in favour of a £30-a-week cut to disability benefits will help claimants get back into work.

If you’re in WRAG & experience of Access to Work (AtW) please contact me! (All comments will be totally anonymous)

When I asked Access to Work for help I was constandly told I’m not ellagable as I get ESA the offical rules however state…

not be getting Employment Support Allowance/Incapacity Benefit
and/or NI credits only (or will cease to claim whilst in work) unless the
customer is about to start a Work Trial. This includes Severe
Disablement Allowance and Income Support (where paid as a result
of incapacity for work). Unless the customer is in the Permitted Work
Higher Level, Permitted Work (PCA exempt) or Supported Permitted
Work and…
Page 5 Atw Staff Guide

The important part is or will cease to claim whilst in work

So the Flagship scheme to assist Disabled People into work is ruled out if you get ESA
So Andrew Jones what help are you referring to?


Parkinson’s sufferers ‘able to work’, says the new Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb

People with brain tumours, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and a number of other conditions are “able to work”, new work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb has said.

You would think as an MP you would be very cautious  of your written comments, even with “The Right to be Foggton” the Internet can be very unforgiving! 

Writing bold, unsubstantiated statements on your Facebook wall is all kinds of stupid!


disability cuts and admit they “forgot” human impact of changes

I am absolutely clear that a compassionate and fair welfare system should not just be about numbers. Behind every statistic is a human being – and perhaps sometimes in Government we forget that.

Total utter rubbish! The Lords recommend an Impact Assessment and they ignored them. This is a party trying to look as if they care by admitting a “mistake”
As far as I’m aware Impact Assessment have been requested for all major cuts.