With 75% of PIP Tribunal appeals resulting in an overturned decision, isn’t it time the Government accepted recommendations from the Second Independent Review to improve trust and transparency?

                                    

Earlier this month (October 2019) I made a FOI request to the Department for Work and Pensions for the two independent reports into the operation of PIP assessments.
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Why did the Mersey Port Health Authority reject consignments of peanuts and soft drinks?

                                          

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Mersey Port Health Committee (Liverpool City Council) 10th October 2019

Chris Lomas (right) Mersey Port Health Committee 10th October 2019

Chris Lomas (right) Mersey Port Health Committee 10th October 2019

The Mersey Port Health Committee (which has councillors from Wirral, Liverpool and Sefton on it and oversees the work of the Mersey Port Health Authority) met on Thursday afternoon in the West Reception Room at Liverpool Town Hall.
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What is the Merseyside Police plan to end a dedicated police presence at Liverpool Crown Court to save £188,524?

                                 

Queen Elizabeth II Combined Court  (Liverpool Crown Court), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 1XA (5th January 2019)

Queen Elizabeth II Combined Court (Liverpool Crown Court), Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 1XA (5th January 2019))

A Merseyside Police plan to disband a Court Reassurance Team based at the Queen Elizabeth II Combined Court in Liverpool has been included in papers for a public meeting of the Merseyside Police and Crime Panel next week (17th October 2019).
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Wirral Council was invoiced £36,000 by consultancy for work on the “delivery of a more effective urgent care system in Wirral” before consultation on changes had even finished!

                                

Venn Consulting invoice Wirral Council Urgent Care

Venn Consulting invoice Wirral Council Urgent Care

Last year there was a well responded to consultation on “urgent care” that ran from 20th September 2018 to the 12th December 2018 on the proposed closure of walk-in centres on the Wirral. During that consultation a petition of 3,853 residents opposing the proposed closures was presented to a public meeting of Wirral Council councillors. At that same meeting sixty-two councillors agreed a resolution that stated, “Council is totally opposed to any outcome which would see the closure of existing walk-in facilities and minor injury and illness facilities at current urgent care locations in Wirral”.
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EXCLUSIVE: Wirral Council “considered lending” £1.5 million to Tranmere Rovers Football Club!

                                 

GVA Financial Consulting Limited invoice regarding Tranmere Rovers Football Club loan advice

GVA Financial Consulting Limited invoice regarding Tranmere Rovers Football Club loan advice

An invoice (which you can read for yourself above) from GVA Financial Consulting Limited to Wirral Council dated 30th January 2019 was for financial advice costing £6,000 on whether to lend £1.5 million to Tranmere Rovers Football Club.
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