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Hidden for four years - a review of Universal Credit IT

By Tony Collins

This is the independent Universal Credit Project Assessment Review  that lawyers for the Department for Work and Pensions went through numerous FOI tribunal appeals trying to keep hidden. 1,040 more words

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Is DWP minister on verge of momentous FOI decision on Universal Credit?

By Tony Collins

Stephen Crabb, IDS’s replacement at the Department for Work and Pensions, faces in the next few days an important first test of his desire for openness over problems on the Universal Credit IT-enabled programme. 863 more words

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Why keep risk registers secret?

By Tony Collins

The Freedom of Information Commission reported comprehensively yesterday on the workings of the FOI Act. It raised the question of whether risk registers and Major Project Authority project assessment reviews should be published. 1,296 more words

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DWP in court next week to stop Universal Credit reports being published

By Tony Collins

At an FOI tribunal next week at Leicester Magistrates Court  (Monday, 22 February 2016) a legal team paid for by taxpayers will do their best to convince a judge that three reports on the Universal Credit IT programme must not be published. 588 more words

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BT loses its outsourcing legal case against Cornwall Council

By Tony Collins


Local independent councillor in Cornwall Andrew Wallis reports that the High Court delivered a judgement today in favour of the council’s action to end its outsourcing relationship with BT early. 659 more words

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