What is maladministration in local government?
Maladministration is the actions of a government body which can be seen as causing an injustice. The definition of maladministration is wide and can include: Delay. Incorrect action or failure to take any action. Failure to follow procedures or the law.
How do I report a corrupt council?
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Who can investigate a complaint against a local authority?
The Ombudsman can investigate complaints made by or on behalf of members of the public.
Who can I complain to about my local council?
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman acts as the final stage for complaints about councils, all adult social care providers and some other organisations providing local public services. It considers complaints which relate to: the way a council service has been provided.
What powers does the local government ombudsman have?
Duties. The Local Government Ombudsman investigates allegations of maladministration that have caused injustice to the complainant. Most council services can be investigated including some areas of housing, planning, education, social services, council tax, housing benefit and highways.
Can you sue your local council?
You can take a case to court under the Human Rights Act if you are claiming that a public authority, such as a local authority, the police or the NHS, has violated one or more of your human rights. You may also be able to make a claim against other bodies carrying out public functions.
Can you go straight to the ombudsman?
If the company fails to respond to this final letter within a reasonable period of time (say, 14 days), you can take your complaint to the ombudsman. Ombudsmen schemes tend to cover a particular industry or sector, including private companies and public or governmental organisations.