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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014: Analysis of Consultation Responses on Draft Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals

Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014: Analysis of Consultation Responses on Draft Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781787811928

Independent analysis of the consultation responses on the draft Regulations making provision for social security appeals for develoved benefits in the Scottish social security systems.

Executive Summary

The analysis found that there was support for the establishment of the new chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, and for it to be added to the list of chambers into which the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland is divided. The main feelings expressed were that greater clarity on the description of functions exercisable by the Social Security Chamber may be required, as well as greater clarity on the specific Rules of procedure for both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, where cases are appealed. Ensuring balanced representation of appointed members to both Tribunals was also seen as key.

All respondents agreed that fairness, dignity and respect should be at the heart of any future change and were keen to see the engagement process continue beyond this consultation alone.