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Local Government: Public Consultation

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of the redress review; and which of its recommendations have been implemented. (308589)

In addition to staff time, the Department for Communities and Local Government spent £113,781 on the redress review.

The Department accepted the recommendation to run a series of pilots for local authorities and partnerships to test and develop the Practitioner’s Toolkit produced by the review when it was presented with the review in June 2009. Nine local authorities are piloting the toolkit, and further information is available on our website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/communityempowerment/communitiesincontrol/redressreview/

One of these pilots is looking at how best partners could come together to deliver better services and remedies for people recently made redundant. The pilots also include elements as the sharing of learning at regional events, all of which were also recommendations of the review.

The Government will be making a formal response to the review shortly.