Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FOI Disclosure Stories November 1st-18th

8,000 vulnerable children denied social workers – 17/11/10
Councils have failed to allocate social workers to more than 8,000 vulnerable children across the country, a Community Care investigation revealed after making a Freedom of Information request.

27,000 NHS jobs to go, says Royal College of Nursing – The Telegraph 12/11/10
Almost 27,000 NHS jobs could go in cuts across hospitals and other acute services, according to the Royal College of Nursing which compiled information from board meeting papers and Freedom of Information requests.
Read the Royal College of Nursing report

£720k a year: Camden’s bill for housing 20 families - Hampstead & Highgate Express 9/11/10
One family, the highest claimant of housing benefit in Camden, receives a massive £6,565 a month – the equivalent of £78,780 a year, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act state.

Don't knock our flats down, they're all safe, say Bristol residents - Bristol Evening Post 03/11/10
Residents campaigning to save homes earmarked for demolition say councillors have been making decisions based on false statements according to official council documents obtained stating that the properties are structurally sound and can be refurbished.

Chocfinger’s Tory donation pays off – The Sunday Times 31/10/10
The secretary of state for international development intervened to help a cocoa trader beat sanctions for smuggling in Ghana according to internal documents released under Freedom of Information.

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