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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 11: Notice of decision and publication of report

50.Subsection (1) provides that, after carrying out a review of a local authority decision, the Ombudsman must notify the applicant and the local authority concerned of the Ombudsman’s decision. It also provides that the Ombudsman may publish a report of the review.

51.Subsection (2) provides that a report of a review must not, apart from identifying the local authority concerned, mention the name of any person, or contain details which, in the Ombudsman’s opinion, are likely to identify any person and can be omitted without impairing the effectiveness of the report.

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