Ester Macvey and DWP have included gaging clauses in their new contracts with charities effectively stopping them saying anything adverse about their services, not least the deaths reported due to bad treatment of claimants. Would AOHL care to comment if you have signed the gaging clause?
Maybe not if they have signed the clause too! More grist to the mill is a recent rule passed to prevent advice being given to you about benefits after an MP was blocked by the DWP trying to assist a disabled claimant because in September they installed a rule preventing '3rd parties' from accessing your file, so advice areas could not raise queries or question DWP actions. The real worry is if they extend that 3rd party ruling to every advice group in the UK, including the CAB etc..
Exactly what I’m worried about too