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. 

Latest news

Complaints about PayPal

20 May 2022

PayPal (Europe) S.ar.l. et Cie, S.C.A (PayPal) is withdrawing from the Financial Ombudsman Service’s voluntary jurisdiction with effect from 1 December 2022. There will be an impact on the types of complaint we will be able to consider about PayPal.

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We’ve published our complaints data from the second half of 2021

13 April 2022

Today we’ve published data showing the number of complaints we received about individual businesses between 1 July and 31 December 2021.

H2 data Data and Insight

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Making a complaint about the British Steel Pension Scheme

31 March 2022

The FCA has today launched a consultation about redress and the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). BSPS members do not need to wait for the outcome of the FCA consultation to complain, they can continue to get in touch with the Financial Ombudsman directly.

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