The Removals Industry Ombudsman Scheme (RIOS) provides an alternative dispute resolution service for clients of members of the National Guild of Removers (NGRS). Complainants are expected to exhaust the supplier’s own complaints process first, but if the matter cannot be resolved, they may contact the Removals Ombudsman. No charge is made to the complainant.
The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman has a wide remit, covering a variety of functions and services. The Ombudsman’s powers and duties come (predominantly) from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, which gives her four distinct statutory functions: the final stage for complaints about most devolved public services in Scotland including councils, the health service, prisons, water and sewerage providers, Scottish Government, universities and colleges; specific powers and responsibilities to publish complaints handling procedures, and monitor and support best practice in complaints handling; independent review service for the Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) with the power to overturn and substitute decisions made by councils on Community Care and Crisis Grant applications; Independent National Whistleblowing Officer for the NHS in Scotland (INWO) – final stage for complaints about how the NHS considers whistleblowing disclosures and the treatment of individuals concerned (1 April 2021). All of the SPSO's services are free and independent.
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The role of the Service Complaints Ombudsman is to provide independent and impartial scrutiny of the handling of Service complaints made by members of the UK Armed Forces. The Ombudsman is the successor to the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces.
Contact Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces
We are an independent, not-for-proﬁt, government approved Ombudsman. We offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training and advice to traders and consumers in the retail, furniture, and home improvement industries.
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Retail goods and services
Contact The Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman
The Motor Ombudsman is the fully impartial Ombudsman dedicated solely to the automotive sector, and self-regulates the UK’s motor industry through its comprehensive Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved Codes of Practice. Over 7,500 businesses, are accredited to one or more of the Codes covering new cars, sales, vehicle warranties, and servicing and repair, which drive even higher standards of work and service, and give consumers added protection, peace of mind and trust during the vehicle purchase and ownership experience.
An independent organisation set up by law to investigate Public and Private Pension complaints or disputes. Also, for the investigation of complaints concerning decisions made by the Pension Protection Fund or the Financial Assistance Scheme.
The Rail Ombudsman is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We offer a free, expert service to help sort out unresolved customer complaints about service providers within the rail industry. Our vision is to inspire customer confidence and to deliver our service fairly to ensure the right outcome in every case. We also support the rail industry to raise standards.
Considers complaints of maladministration or unfairness against the Canal and River Trust and the Avon Navigation Trust, once their internal complaints procedure has been completed. The Ombudsman cannot investigate complaints about personnel matters, or matters which have been, or are being, considered by a court. There is a time limit for bringing complaints.