What happens at a tribunal hearing

Tribunals are made up of at least two members neither of whom is from the local authority

  • Tribunal members will be experts on the issues involved in your appeal
  • All tribunals have a legally qualified member to help the tribunal apply the law correctly
  • Tribunals may also include someone with financial qualifications

The tribunal will listen to the facts of the case from both the claimant and the council.

The tribunal will either uphold the council's original decision or make a new decision.

All decisions are made in accordance with housing/council tax benefit law.