Reply To: IS IT CONTRIVED OR NOT?

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JohnH
Participant

At the risk of being accused of being a cynic….

If the scheme discussed here were to be put forward by a private landlord – unconnected with the LA – we would refuse to pay as conrived.

On the other hand, as this is supported by the LA and the LA decidies to pay who is going to appeal? Not Orchard & Shipman, not the LA and not the homeless person.

So the debate on whether we should pay is academic becuase we will not have to defend it at Tribunal. As to the BFI / Auditors that is a different though perhaps more relevant question. On the assumption that the DWP are happy with it I can’t see how the LA will have a problem.

As to HB being used to fund things it was not intended to fund – I agree – but then there is nothing new there.