8. Appeals and Local Reviews
Local Review Bodies dealt with 127 cases in the third quarter of 2020/21, 59.1% of which had the original decision upheld. In quarter four there were 124 applications subject to local reviews with 65.3% resulting in the original decision being upheld. In the same period in the previous year 62.2% (of 98 cases) were upheld in quarter three and 62.1% (of 124 cases) in quarter four had their original decisions upheld.
In addition 44.6% (of 65 cases) of appeals to Scottish Ministers in quarter three and 46.4% (of 56 cases) in quarter four had the original decision upheld. This compares with 65.6% (of 65 cases) and 56.7% (of 60 cases) respectively for quarter three and quarter four in 2019/20.