Information on appeal tribunal volumes in relation to Social Security and Child Support Tribunal cases (SSCS) is available on - Tribunal Statistics Quarterly: January to March 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – Main Tables, SSCS_3.
The only DWP staff who attend actual Tribunals are Presenting Officers.
The information for the financial years covered by the request for all SSCS tribunals are detailed in the tables below:
The information for the financial years covered by the request for Universal Credit are detailed in the tables below:
Cost figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1m
Data Source: ABM
The cost figures quoted are estimated DWP level 1 operating costs, including both direct delivery staff and non-staff costs. Non-staff costs are only those costs incurred in local cost centres, relating to direct delivery staff.
Costs provided are for Presenting Officers only and excludes Admin Support or Decision Making operational staff dealing with the Appeals processing work.
Please note that the data supplied is from the Departmental Activity Based Models. This data is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internal Departmental use only, and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standards. It should therefore be treated with caution. The Departmental Activity Based staffing models are a snapshot of how many people were identified as undertaking specified activities as assigned by line managers.
The data is frequently revised and changes to definitions / benefits / DWP structure effect comparisons over time. It should therefore be treated with caution and must be seen as an indication of cost, rather than the actual cost.