8. Appeals and Local Reviews
Local Review Bodies dealt with 154 cases in the first quarter of 2018/19, 66.2% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter two there were 128 applications subject to local reviews with 54.7% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 62.0% (of 108 cases in quarter one) and 58.8% (of 131 cases in quarter two) had their original decisions upheld.
In addition 60.0% (of 70 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter one and 50.6% (of 87 cases) in quarter two had the original decision upheld. This compares with 57.3% (of 82 cases) and 56.0% (of 75 cases) respectively for quarter one and quarter two in 2017/18 (Midyear, 2018/19 – Tables 16 & 17).
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