Workfare bidders – Yet another monumental waste of taxpayers money

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

In June 2014, Frank Zola via the Information Commissioners Office, appealed to the General Regulatory Chamber Tribunal to force DWP to release details of the Workfare exploiters  successful bidders.

DWP had originally turned down the request, on the grounds that the information was commercially sensitive.

The judge however had other ideas and refused their request, advising them that they could appeal (if they wished) directly to the Court of Appeal. (see judges comments below)


Full decision here…

ICO and the DWP met for 5 hours at an Upper Tribunal Information Rights case, about naming Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) and Work Programme placement hosts, summary of arguments put forward:

DWP: Andrew Sharland…

the original first tier tribunal decision and particularly the conclusions contained many errors in law and the first tier tribunal decision should be set-side and a new one convened.

reference was made to the Salvation…

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