Complaints by female and BAME military staff a ‘serious concern’ – BBC News

‘A “disproportionate” number of female and ethnic minority personnel in the armed forces file internal complaints, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2019

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Jon Snow and Nigel Farage cleared by Ofcom over Brexit rally remarks – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in brexit, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Channel 4 News host Jon Snow has been cleared by Ofcom after more than 2,600 people complained about a remark he made about a pro-Brexit rally in March.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Children in care in Nottingham ‘abused by predators’ – BBC News

‘Hundreds of children were sexually abused by predatory foster carers and residential home staff who were allowed to thrive, an inquiry has found. Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils exposed vulnerable children to repeated rapes and physical abuse, a report said. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said sexualised behaviour by staff was “tolerated or overlooked”.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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Cambridge sexual misconduct rule change branded ‘unlawful’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2019 in complaints, news, rape, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Lawyers and women’s groups have condemned a decision by Cambridge University to not investigate some students’ complaints of sexual misconduct, including rape, warning it was potentially unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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Employment tribunal claims taking eight months to be heard – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in budgets, complaints, delay, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘Employment tribunal claims in the UK are taking an average of eight months to be heard, as the system struggles under government funding cuts and a surge in complaints.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2019

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Archbishop tried to discredit BBC film on church links to – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2019 in BBC, child abuse, clergy, complaints, media, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The most senior Catholic leader in England and Wales went to extraordinary lengths to try to discredit a BBC documentary on child sexual abuse and its cover-up by the church, the Guardian can disclose.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2019

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Dyson ad banned for giving impression fan was cordless – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, media, news by tracey

‘A Dyson television advert has been banned for misleading customers into thinking a high-tech fan was cordless when in fact it required a plug.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Solicitor in four year wheelie bin row with doctor is cleared of harassment – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2019 in complaints, costs, harassment, housing, indemnities, news, waste by tracey

‘A solicitor who engaged in a four-year row over a wheelie bin has been cleared of harassing his doctor neighbour after a judge ruled he was entitled to protect his property.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2019

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‘White middle-aged men’ leading armed forces blamed for bullying culture in new report – The Independent

‘Servicemen and women are facing “unacceptable” levels of inappropriate behaviour in part due to the “pack mentality of white middle-aged men” commanding the armed forces, a report says. A “significant number” of military personnel have experienced “bullying, discrimination and harassment, including sexual”, according to the research commissioned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Armed forces: Sexual offence claims ‘not properly recorded’ – BBC News

‘At least 60 sexual offence allegations investigated by military service police in two years were not reported in official figures, the BBC has found. Figures for 2017 and 2018 did not include alleged offences such as sexual communications with children and stalking involving fear of violence.’

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BBC news, 16th July 2019

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Who was Carl Sargeant and what were the allegations against him? – The Guardian

‘Key questions answered as inquest into death of sacked Welsh minister concludes.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2019

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GP who “involves his Christian faith” with patient consultations investigated by medical watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘A GP who allegedly involves his Christian faith in consultations with his patients is under investigation by the medical watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2019

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NHS workers including nurses and cleaners raped and groped at work, finds new report – The Independent

‘NHS workers including nurses and cleaners have suffered “serious” sexual harassment in the workplace, including groping and rape, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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Universal credit adverts from government ‘deliberately misleading’, say charities – The Independent

‘A coalition of more than 80 benefit charities has submitted a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority over government ads for Universal Credit which they claim are “deliberately misleading”.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2019

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts removed after they were placed on billboards too close to primary school – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts have been removed after they were placed on billboards within 100m of a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

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NHS care providers left autistic children at risk of self-harm – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2019 in autism, children, complaints, hospitals, news, self-harm, suicide by tracey

‘Potentially suicidal autistic children with mental health problems in Staffordshire have been left at risk of self-harm after receiving inadequate and unsafe care, according to a damning leaked internal NHS report.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2019

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Pension code of practice updated as industry cracks down on scammers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 12th, 2019 in claims management, codes of practice, complaints, fraud, news, ombudsmen, pensions by tracey

‘The updated Pensions Scam Industry Group (PSIG) code of practice (107 page / 2.6MB PDF) includes a number of changes, such as guidance designed to help trustees and providers deal with claims management companies and updates on how to notify the UK’s fraud reporting centre Action Fraud of scams.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th June 2019

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Payday lenders being ‘bombarded’ by spurious claims – The Guardian

‘Compensation claims management firms looking for the next big earner after the PPI scandal have been accused of bombarding the much-criticised payday lending sector with complaints that are often spurious and sometimes without the knowledge of borrowers.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Man who ‘confessed’ to raping woman in Facebook message was not prosecuted – The Independent

‘A man who “confessed” on Facebook Messenger to raping a woman in her sleep will not be prosecuted because authorities think there is “no realistic prospect of conviction”, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2019

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Payday loan complaints reach five year high – BBC News

‘Complaints against payday lenders have soared to a five year high, the industry watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2019

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