Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Tribunal hearings

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Matilda
Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
If a tribunal is minded at a hearing to reduce or withdraw altogether the award already made, will they always ask the appellant if they wish to reconsider and withdraw their appeal, thus keeping the award already made?

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    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    No. Often they do give appellants chance to withdraw, but if they think the present award is plainly incorrect they will simply change it, and this is binding. This happens quite frequently and I always therefore advise appellants to proceed with caution where an existing award may be under threat.
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  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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