Please note that this is an historic document and does not necessarily represent the current committees of the Council on Tribunals.
Set out below are the Council's committees and their spheres of interest. The committees meet prior to Council meetings to discuss current consultation issues and their workplans, and also transact a great deal of business electronically. They report back to the full Council as necessary.
Social Affairs committee: Policy and procedural issues in respect of tribunals and appeals systems in the areas of education, social security, pensions, criminal injuries compensation, health and care, employment.
Economic & Regulatory committee: Policy and procedural issues in respect of tribunals and appeals systems in the areas of asylum and immigration, property and land, housing, planning and local government, finance and tax, transport, competition and fair trading, information, intellectual property.
User Issues group: Advice to the Council on user issues and priorities. Liaison with the user community, advice sector and pressure groups. Making proposals for other opportunities for joint working with users support organisations and the advice and voluntary sectors.
Dispute Resolution group: Advice to the Council on appropriate and proportionate dispute resolution and the role of the prospective Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in reviewing the balance between components in the administrative justice system. Liaison with British and Irish Ombudsman Association and other interested organisations.
Chairman's committee: Oversight of all planning and strategic issues concerning the Council.
Sub committees/groups: Tribunal training and JSB liaison; Diversity; Communications; Welsh issues.