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The Information Rights Tribunal rules DWP must release redacted versions of peer reviews.

What: The Information Rights Tribunal issues its decision in the appeal cases taken by Disability News Service, with pro bono legal support from barrister Elizabeth Kelsey, of Monckton Chambers, finding that the Information Commissioner’s Office was wrong in its finding that no part of the peer reviews should be released.

Why significant: The decision will lead for the first time to publication of parts of the previously-secret peer reviews into deaths linked to DWP’s policies and practices.


'Tribunal rules DWP must release information from secret benefit deaths reviews', Pring, 2016
Tribunal decision, 2016