Consultation on changes to the Financial Assistance Scheme

Close date: 1 September 2011

The Government consults on: changes to the qualifying conditions for the Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) so that more schemes qualify; changes to the way FAS payments are calculated; changes to scheme managers' powers; and transferring the responsibility for investigating complaints against scheme managers.
Consultation document: The Financial Assistance Scheme draft Regulations (PDF format, 244K) (on the DWP website)