Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please disclose a copy of your Discretion Framework, see reference below.
A review of the COVID-19 temporary measures: occasional paper 24
Published 18 November 2020
We understand that the DWP has a developed a Discretion Framework that is available to DWP staff. While an internal discretion framework can help guide consistency on how conditionality might be eased, DWP should make this guidance publicly available to claimants and support organisations, for example by adding the guidance on discretion to the information provided to claimants on the current easements, linking this information to the claim making process so that it is easily accessible.
This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FOI mailbox.
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally expect
a response within 20 working days.
However please be advised that due to the current situation with COVID-19
we cannot guarantee a response within this timescale.
Every effort is being made to respond to FOIs as we would usually but the
current situation means that available Departmental resources will be
needed on other high priority areas.
We kindly ask for your understanding during this unprecedented situation
and we will aim to deal with your FOI request as soon as is practically
Email FOI responses will be issued from [email address]
We recommend that you add this address to your email contacts otherwise
the response may be treated as Spam or Junk mail.
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
Dear Frank Zola,
I am writing in response to your request for information, received 18th
DWP Central FoI Team
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now