% of complaints upheld by the ombudsman

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% of complaints upheld by the ombudsman

Smaller values are best

Cases Upheld by the LGO are when the Ombudsman has completed a detailed investigation and found evidence of fault.

Cases not upheld are when the Ombudsman has completed a detailed investigation but did not find evidence of fault.

The uphold rate shows how often the LGO finds organisations get things wrong. It is expressed as a percentage of the detailed investigations the LGO has completed. In 2017/18 of the 84 complaints received 25 were progressed to the investigation stage.

Of the 25 investigations 8 complaints (32%) were upheld. This is lower (better) than the national rate of 57%.

Due to the relatively low numbers of investigations there will be a greater variance of the score if one or two cases are upheld/not upheld.

For details of the Local Government Ombudsman visit https://www.lgo.org.uk/