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Seminar on initial decision-making, internal review and administrative justice

Mandatory reconsideration is something of a hybrid feature of administrative justice. In terms of design, this is obvious. It is a form of redress in one sense, but it is also a form of primary decision-making in another. By Robert Thomas and Joseph Tomlinson, School of Law, University of Manchester We recently held a joint UKAJI/University … Continue reading

Administrative justice concerns about Mandatory Reconsideration

Is administrative justice for social welfare claimants being dismantled before our very eyes? New evidence from NAWRA suggests that the policy to review decisions prior to tribunal is arguably one of “the single most significant blows to the administrative justice system of recent times”. Here, Eri Mountbatten explains the background to the research and its … Continue reading

Seminar: Initial Decision-making, Internal Review, and Administrative Justice

11 May 2016 at the University of Manchester UKAJI has organised a seminar on initial decision-making and internal review. The seminar will explore what we know and what we need to know about current reform initiatives relating to initial decision-making and internal review of decision-making across government. The aims are to bring together researchers and … Continue reading

Decision making and mandatory reconsideration: response to SSAC consultation

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is currently seeking evidence on decision making and mandatory reconsideration before appeals of decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The consultation is available here. The deadline for responses is 15 March 2016. Here, two members of UKAJI’s team identify key … Continue reading

Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law

by Michael Adler In this paper, Michael Adler, Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, highlights the enormous growth in the severity, the scope and the incidence of benefit sanctions in the UK since the turn of the century, and assesses the compatibility of the current sanctions regime with the … Continue reading