Post by Richard Wilkinson on Jul 26, 2011 9:18:45 GMT
I am probably showing my age on this one. I appreciate the file line that there can be between 'awareness raising' and 'ambulance chasing', but back in the day I recall LSC providers leafleting typically social housing estates door to door, to try to drum up business- typically looking for housing/disrepair. I seem to recall that this practice was banned by the the LSC. Does anyone know what the current position on this is?
Post by Douglas Johnson on Jul 27, 2011 6:26:16 GMT
Don't know the current rules on advertising but in Sheffield , Howells do a lot of advertising (taxis, billboards) and when Shelter moved in with a new housing contract last November, they leafletted some streets in poor areas door to door.
and any work carried out for any person who contacted you as a result of (a) to (d) above is not Contract Work (and is not payable by us).
6.6 Neither you, nor any person representing you, may provide any inducement, including any money or other gifts to a Client or potential Client except items of refreshment for immediate consumption by the Client or potential Client.
Post by Richard Wilkinson on Jul 27, 2011 9:56:43 GMT
Thanks Patrick I thought there was something.
I wonder if the butter and beef could constitute "items of refreshment for immediate consumption by the Client or potential Client" as per this story that a colleague passed to me
Legal aid partner jailed for 'wicked' green form fraud 8 May 1997
THE FORMER head of a Lancashire firm dubbed a “den of thieves” by a Crown Court judge has been jailed for 15 months for defrauding the Legal Aid Board (LAB) of more than £1m.
Gary Grosberg, whose firm Grosberg & Co was closed down by the Law Society in 1994, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the LAB at Liverpool Crown Court last week.
The firm’s manager, Francis Jones, was convicted of the same charge and jailed for eight months. Administrator David Levy was found not guilty.
During the 10-week trial, the court heard how Grosberg & Co secured bogus green form claims after volunteering to help distribute surplus EU meat and butter to people on benefit.
On turning up to claim their butter and meat, claimants unwittingly signed the green forms and gave out their national insurance numbers. Afterwards, thousands of bogus files were manufactured on computers in the welfare department.