appeals

  • Still better late than never?

    Issue 244 (February 2015)
    article

    Various changes, some unintentional others deliberate, have made it more difficult to bring an appeal against a tax credits decision outside the time limit. Following on from Martin Williams article in Bulletin 234, Mike Spencer looks at the issues and discusses potential legal challenges.

  • CPAG's response to SSAC inquiry into ESA 'loopholes'

    December 2014
    briefing

    CPAG has responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) consultation on the government's proposal to close a 'loophole' in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) repeat claims.

  • Mandatory reconsideration: problems and solutions

    Issue 241 (August 2014)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at some of the problems thrown up by mandatory reconsideration and direct lodgement of appeals (see Bulletin 235: New appeals rules and procedures) and what advisers can do to try to solve them.

  • Benefit during an employment and support allowance dispute

    Issue 238 (February 2014)
    article

    David Simmons examines the issues and options which arise in relation to the payment of benefit during a dispute about whether a claimant has limited capability for work.

  • Tax credits revival

    Issue 238 (February 2014)
    article

    Mark Willis considers some recent and forthcoming changes to the administration of tax credits.

  • Deciding appeals in the absence of claimants

    Issue 236 (October 2013)
    article

    David Simmons looks at the rules and recent caselaw relating to the determination of appeals in the absence of claimants.

  • Appeals toolkit: introduction


    page

    Welcome to CPAG in Scotland’s Appeals toolkit.

    This appeals toolkit gathers together useful resources to help you through the appeals process for benefits, tax credits and universal credit. Here you can find links to official forms, sample letters, the legislation, caselaw and relevant articles and factsheets.

  • New appeals rules and procedures

    Issue 235 (August 2013)
    article

    New rules about appeal rights and making appeals against benefit decisions are due for widespread implementation from 28 October. Simon Osborne describes what is happening.

  • How to expedite a social security appeal

    Issue 235 (August 2013)
    article

    Tom Royston from Garden Court North Chambers provides some ideas on how to cope with delays in getting appeals listed before a Tribunal.

  • Better late than never?

    Issue 234 (June 2013)
    article

    PLEASE NOTE: this article argues that JI v HMRC is not binding. That position is incorrect. However the other reasons given in the article as to why JI is wrongly decided may still be used. Please see also the further article (Feb 2015)

    A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal has decided there is no possibility of making a late appeal in tax credits cases. Martin Williams considers the case.