Reply To: Implementing a tribunal decision

Andy Thurman

You say that the decision contradicts DWP guidance. What do you think? Do you think the guidance is correct? The LA is not bound by the guidance (as they themselves consistently remind LA’s) – it is for the Authority to determine according to the legislation.
So, if you fully agree with the interpretation in the guidance (believe the tribunal has erred in law), you should possibly be considering a further appeal yourselves?? You have the options to suspend set out by Peter.
The other option is to cheerfully accept the tribunal decision and leave the DWP to act if they want to.