HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Finance:Written question - 266835

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Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Ministry of Justice
HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been provided by the Department for Work and Pensions towards the cost of Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service in each of the last four years; and what proportion of the cost of the First Tier Tribunal (Social Security & Child Support) that funding represented in each of those years.
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Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 24 June 2019

Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is responsible for the cost of administering First Tier Tribunals (SSCS). The tribunals hear appeals against decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions on a range of benefits. The Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) contribute towards the cost of Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment appeals. The HMCTS gross cost of administering the tribunal and DWP income received for the last four years are detailed in the table below.

First Tier Tribunal (Social Security & Child Support)

£000s

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Total Direct Expenditure

71,380

78,040

88,124

100,022

Income from Department for Work and Pensions

11,000

16,000

12,433

29,156

Proportion of Income to Expenditure

15%

21%

14%

29%

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