Sunday, August 22, 2010

Spending Challenge: Another update on getting rid of the LGO

Further to my earlier update regarding the Government's spending challenge and my original post on the subject I can report that the site is now live once again allowing the public to rate suggestions.

The following are a few examples regarding the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). Please rate them now, the more people who vote the more chance we have of the Government taking a suggestion seriously. Please note, I know of a couple that appear to have been merged some that have been edited and at least one that has not been published, I hope they don't tinker with this website as they did with their now discredited petition website.  

Unfortunately it already looks like they are up to their old tricks. Having been off-line for so long they are now giving people only a few days, until the end of August, in which to rate/vote for an idea. In addition the last couple of weeks in August are traditionally the most popular weeks to go on holiday or prepare for the new school term. Plus we have the Bank Holiday Weekend! Is anyone else suspicious of the timing? It looks like they don't really want people rating suggestions.

Local Government Ombudsman office is a sham and irrational waste of very limited funds

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO)  office is  a very costly   financial burden which  we cannot afford or justify the existence of. After more than ten years of dealing with the LGO office , I have reached the conclusion that it is everything that it is not supposed to be ( ie ineffectual, unaccountable,  unjust, unhelpful, secretive, out-dated and biased against complainants).....more....

Close down the LGO

The Government could close down the LGO, give every single complainant, not just the lucky 23.6%, £1000 and still save the taxpayer over £7.1 million pounds.....more....

Revolutionise or preferably abolish the LGO

Revolutionise - or preferably abolish - the LGO, Local Government Ombudsman. It is currently a waste of money, time and effort....more....

Get rid of the LGO

Get rid of the Local Gov Ombudsman. They are simply Local Gov Defence Counsel....more....

Get rid of the LGO (2)

Get rid of the Local Government Ombudsman. It cost a fortune. Does very little (as records prove) for complainants as it comprises of ex high ranking Council staff....more....

Get rid of the Local Government Ombudsman

 Get rid of the Local Government Ombudsman. It is a toothless tiger and costs far more to run than it gets back for electors. They are poor at investigation....more....

Abolish the Local Government Ombudsman

Abolish the Local Government Ombudsman (costing over 16m pa) and replace with an organisation which is truly impartial, not full of ex local council employees with a strong bias to bury council maladministration.....more....
Scrap the discredited Local Government Ombudsman

Scrap the discredited Local Government Ombudsman and replace them with an independent tribunal. The Government is wasting vast sums of money on a system of administrative justice that does not work....more..... 

The Office of the Local Government Ombudsman should be closed

The Offiice of the Local Government Ombudsman should be closed as the number of complaints that are actually investigated and brought to a satisfactory conclusion is so few that the operation is not worth the money to run it....more....

Abolish or reform the ombudsmen systems

They were set up, with the best intentions of politicians, by civil servants and local government bureaucrats. They set them up to be powerless, and, staffed and manned, on the whole by Insiders.....more....

Local Government Ombudsman

The York Local Government Ombudsman is like a holiday home for civil servants.  The live in total luxury along with their own gardens and tennis court.....more....

Local Government Ombudsman (2)

The local government ombudsman service costs around £20m per year but in the main its retired LG officers.......more...

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