Consultation outcome

Social Fund Budgeting Loans: improving the process

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

This consultation has concluded

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Streamlining Social Fund Budgeting Loan processes: consultation response

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Detail of outcome

The response explains that we:

  • have revised some of the practical processes based on the feedback
  • intend that the regulations to enable the changes to be made will come into effect from summer 2015

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on a proposal to change how people get a decision when they apply for a Social Fund Budgeting Loan.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

If the proposal is accepted, we would phone applicants as soon as we’ve made a decision. They would be able to:

  • accept the loan offer during the call – and receive confirmation by letter, or
  • defer their decision until they receive a formal written offer by post

This change could reduce the time an applicant waits for payment by up to 10 days.

Documents

Streamlining Social Fund Budgeting Loan processes

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Published 28 January 2015
Last updated 17 March 2015 + full page history
  1. Puiblished the consultation outcome.
  2. First published.