8. Appeals and Local Reviews
Local Review Bodies dealt with 146 cases in the third quarter of 2018/19, 55.5% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter four there were 155 applications subject to local reviews with 61.9% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 60.9% (of 133 cases) in quarter three and 62.0% (of 142 cases) in quarter four had their original decisions upheld.
In addition 51.1% (of 90 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter three and 50.0% (of 86 cases) in quarter four had the original decision upheld. This compares with 71.4% (of 77 cases) and 60.9% (of 69 cases) respectively for quarter three and quarter four in 2017/18 (Year End, 2018/19 – Tables 16 & 17).