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There is a clear distinction between the jurisdictions of the European Ombudsman and the national ombudsman schemes in the UK, without gaps or overlaps, resulting in an effective balance of competencies.  

The European Ombudsman has set up a European Network of Ombudsmen that enables their office to promptly and effectively re-direct complaints that fall outside their jurisdiction to the relevant national ombudsman. 

Download an accessible PDF of our response below. 


Review of balance of competencies between the UK and the EU
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