The Stirrer was an independent news website in Birmingham that investigated a number of local issues in collaboration with local people. One investigation in particular – into the employment of CCTV cameras in largely muslim areas of the ci…
As part of a series of interviews for Help Me Investigate, Adrian Goldberg of 5 Live Investigates and Radio WM talks about how to work with sources and the options available when they’re not prepared to talk on-camera or on radio….
Here’s a useful ‘before and after’ illustration of the structure of the NHS now, and as it will look (as of April 2013) after the changes implemented by the Government. It helpfully illustrates the flow of money and accountability in … Continue reading →
As part of a series of interviews for Help Me Investigate, Adrian Goldberg of 5 Live Investigates talks about an investigation into misleading leasing agreements that had left many schools with large debts and only overpriced, unservic…
The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is the test through which the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) determines entitlement to Employment & Support Allowance (ESA). It was introduced in 2008 and has been the source of considerable controversy since. DWP outsourced the expertise it thought it needed to perform WCAs from a private company, Atos […]
TweetThe United States of America spends more money on education than any other nation in the world. Yet one out of four high school students still don’t graduate and 7,000 high schoolers drop out every day. In fact, the U.S. … Continue reading →
Following the previous post on one A4e experience, Chris White points to a number of links on how complaints should be handled by various ‘workfare’ contractors. These are good starting points if you’re looking at what contractors actually do. A4e complaints policy (PDF) and online at http://www.mya4e.com/make-a-complaint/ Ingeus complaints page G4S And here’s his advice: “If you feel […]