Our plans and budget for 2021/22 incorporate feedback from stakeholders following a consultation in December 2020 and January 2021. 

Our plans and budget document sets out that, in the year to the end of March 2021, despite the unprecedented impact of Covid-19, we expect to have resolved in excess of 95% of the volume of cases we’d originally planned to in our general casework. 

However, the pandemic has also contributed to the substantial increase in the number of new complaints we received in 2020/21 – forecast to be at least 45% higher than expected at the beginning of the 2020/21 financial year. 

The plans and budget published today sets out how the service is responding to this, including our plans to bring down waiting times. 

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Ombudsman News 165

14 October 2021

Welcome to Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share detail about our refreshed guidance for making awards of compensation for distress and inconvenience. We also highlight our consultation about temporary changes to reporting the outcomes for certain complaints.

Distress and inconvenience Consultations and responses

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We’re consulting on a temporary proposed change to how we report the outcome of certain complaints

4 October 2021

Today, we’ve published a consultation on a proposal to help us move faster in reducing customer waiting times.

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Ombudsman News 164

24 September 2021

Welcome to Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share an overview of our latest complaints data, including detail on some of the trends seen in the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year.

Q1 data H1 data

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