Consultation outcome

Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Government response: mandatory consideration of revision before appeal

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Interim response: mandatory consideration of revision before appeal

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Detail of outcome

The government has considered whether respondents’ comments will impact on the changes to legislation and concluded that they will not, while minor drafting changes have been made.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation concerned the appeals reform provisions in the Welfare Reform Bill and invited comments on the draft regulations.

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Government response – Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal

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Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal

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Consultation description

Clause 100 of the Welfare Reform Bill as introduced enables regulations to be made to require claimants and other persons who disagree with a decision to request consideration of revision before they may appeal against a decision.

Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Department for Work and Pensions has planned how the powers provided for in the bill may be implemented and has drafted regulations that would support these plans.

This consultation paper set out the department’s plan to implement the measure for existing benefits and invites comments on issues relevant to the implementation plans and comments on the draft regulations.

The new benefits provided for in the bill, Universal Credit (UC) and Personal Independent Payment (PIP), will include the measure from outset. The measure will be applied to these benefits (UC and PIP) following the same principles as existing benefits, as described in the consultation document.