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 163

29 July 2021

Welcome to Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share new content on our approach to complaints about flood damage, and resources on our SME website for small businesses with complaints caused or impacted by the pandemic. And in our latest blog, we take a look our support for Papyrus UK and Business2Schools.

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