Saturday, 22 August 2009

Wasting Time & Money?

A couple of days ago I posted about cuts in care provided to those in sheltered accommodation and also on the proposed creation of a National Care Service, which in the case of the latter, may well result in cuts in Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

It was, therefore, with some interest that this story was read in today's edition of the Daily Telegraph, recounting the experience of a solicitor fighting cuts to care services.

Excuse can a solicitor 'improperly' encourage clients to campaign in the media? How can councils complain that someone who campaigns against their proposals is wasting the council's time and money? So the councils in question want 'carte blanche' to do what they like?

What will be interesting is how Alan Johnson 'dismisses' the e-mail mentioned in the story and also how he escapes a court appearance.

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