8. Appeals and Local Reviews
Local Review Bodies dealt with 98 cases in the third quarter of 2019/20, 62.2% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter four there were 124 applications subject to local reviews with 62.1% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 55.5% (of 146 cases) were upheld in quarter three and 61.9% (of 155 cases) in quarter four had their original decisions upheld.
In addition 65.6% (of 65 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter three and 56.7% (of 60 cases) in quarter four had the original decision upheld. This compares with 51.1% (of 90 cases) and 50.0% (of 86 cases) respectively for quarter three and quarter four in 2018/19.