The Department currently operates a two stage process. Stage One is an internal review, which can be followed by a Stage Two review if the applicant remains dissatisfied with the outcome of Stage One. The current Stage Two review includes a hearing by an external panel which makes a recommendation to the Head of Paying Agency. This is already a lengthy process, with an increasing backlog of cases since the introduction of new CAP Reform schemes, which has added to the uncertainty experienced by applicants.
The consultation document sets out the Department’s thoughts on proposals to change the Review of Decisions process, to be implemented for the 2017 campaign and beyond, and asks consultees to respond with their views on: -
The proposed process
- Cost, and
- Process Monitoring Checks by management.
Public consultation meetings will be held at: -
CAFRE, Loughry College, Conference Hall (Admin. Building) at 2pm on Tue. 20th June
The Sandel Centre, 6 Knocklynn Rd, Coleraine BT52 1WT, at 7pm on Wed. 21st June
CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, Conference Hall at 2pm on Fri. 7th July
Comments on the proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org using the reply form above or posted to Paul Brunton, Review of Decisions, Room 423, Dundonald House, Stormont BT4 3SB
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