Anne Seex has recently published a report about Nottingham City Council in which she criticises the council for not following the rules of natural justice. 'The Ombudsman found that this was a breach of ....... and of the rules of natural justice'.
What a bloody joke! As far as natural justice is concerned the Local Government Ombudsmen are the worst offenders of them all. They downright refuse to give a complainant access to the necessary documents for a complainant to effectivelly controvert anything a council asserts. Some complainants are forced to resort to the Freedom of Information Act just to get a copy of the council's response to their complaint.
Amazing what you can get away with when you are unaccountable like the LGO.