Call for evidence: Work of the Local Government Ombudsman

11 October 2013

The Communities and Local Government Committee calls for submissions for its further review of the work and performance of the Local Government Ombudsman.

The Committee intends to take oral evidence from the Chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England (the Local Government Ombudsman) on:

The Committee recently invited the LGO to comment on its work to address the recommendations made in the Committee's 2012 report. LGO response dated 1 October 2013 (PDF PDF 572 KB).

The Committee therefore invites submissions from interested parties, including professionals and academics with an interest in the scrutiny and operation of local government, on the work and activities of the Local Government Ombudsman in England. Committee particularly welcomes any evidence from local authority scrutiny bodies such as scrutiny committee reports on the work and performance of the LGO.

In undertaking this inquiry the Committee does not intend to investigate, review or reopen individual cases considered by, or currently before, the LGO or its handling of particular cases. Nor does it plan to review the LGO's operations before July 2012.


The Committee asks for written submissions in accordance with the guidelines below by midday on Friday 1 November. As a guideline submissions should be no longer than 3000 words.

Please note

Written submissions for this inquiry should be sent via the Communities and Local Government web portal. Please click the link here for guidance and to upload your evidence:

Upload written evidence for this inquiry

Please note submissions should not be submitted as pdfs. If you have any problems with the web portal please contact Emma McIntosh, Senior Committee Assistant on 0207 219 4972.

Submissions should be uploaded via the Committee website no later than midday on Friday, 1 November 2013.

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