Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

How many appeals have the DWP launched when unhappy with the result?
How much have these appeals cost?

Yours faithfully,
Daniel McMorrow

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@Daniel McMorrow To help with your FOI request, you probably need to specify the kind of "appeals" you are talking about? Connected to the "result" of what? Plus it might be best to give a time frame for the info you are after.

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You can expect a reply by 28/8/15 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

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Dear Daniel McMorrow,

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

I asked "How many appeals have the DWP launched when unhappy with the result? How much have these appeals cost?”

Do you mean appeals against decisions on all benefits/schemes administered by DWP or just some? If some – which benefits/schemes?

My request seamed quite simple, I asked for appeals the DWP have lunched. Nothing todo with benefit claimants. For example my understanding is the DWP was ruled against by ICO/Disability News Service and forced to publish benefit related deaths. The DWP launched an appeal to over turn this ruling.

2) What period of time do you want this information for? A start and end date would be useful.

Again I was not after a specified time frame, however the last six financial years?

3) DWP can appeal against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FtT) to the Upper Tribunal. Is this the type of appeal you are seeking information on? Subsequent appeals can be made to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Please let me know what type of appeals you are seeking information on.

Again I've asked for appeals. If payment is made at any point I'm interested.

4) Appealing against a FtT decision is a two (sometimes 3) stage process. To appeal to FtT you have to apply for leave first (to FtT and if unsuccessful there, to UT). Then actually launch your appeal. Can you clarify which parts of the process you want information about.

I'm interested in the cost of appeals not the process or the legal outcome just the amount of public money that has been used.

Yours sincerely,
Daniel McMorrow

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

For more clarification http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/08/19...

gives more information to my example above.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel McMorrow

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Yours sincerely

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Appeals'.

Having spoken to the ICO I'm requesting "internal review" of your response, the appeals are funded with public money, proper records should be maintained for audit and possiable FOI requests.
The DWP is expected to publish yearly records of accounting and finance not being if able able to account for this money, the accounting is flawed.

The DWP is a vast orginsation accounting records are important to reduce potential misuses and fraud.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Daniel McMorrow

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request.

Please note that it is our internal target to answer reviews within 20 working days unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request, or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered which we will keep you informed about.

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

You understand when you say I've not clarified my request when quite clearly on the 18th and 19th August 2015 are these clarified responses make you look foolish? You've clearly not read the history of my request witch is public and record for all to see...

I've quite clearly described the information I'm after. It's how much public money has the DWP used to chanllange legal cases that have gone against the DWP. I gave the example of the ICO forcing the DWP to publish death related stats as requested by (I believe) Mike Silver. My understanding is the DWP appleded the ICOs judgement.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel McMorrow

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request.

Please note that it is our internal target to answer reviews within 20 working days unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request, or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered which we will keep you informed about.

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Yours sincerely

DWP Strategy FoI Team

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Dear Daniel McMorrow,

Please see attached response to your Internal review request.

Kind regards,

DWP Central FOI Team

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