Challenging regulatory decisions: reviews and appeals

How to challenge our regulatory decisions through our reviews and appeals process.


01 April 2019

Ask us to review a regulatory decision 

The review process is a quick, straightforward and informal way for us to look again at a regulatory decision. We would expect reviews to be the first method of challenge to our decisions in most cases.

How to ask for a review of a regulatory decision

Find out how to appeal a regulatory decision

The appeals process is a formal reassessment, available for certain regulatory decisions.

How to request an appeal of a regulatory decision

How your appeal will be dealt with 

A panel of three people will consider each appeal. Two of the three people on the panel will be SHR Board members. The third will be drawn from a pool of six external panel members and will have an advisory role. At the time of their appointment to our pool, the six external panel members were all members of the Scottish Charity Appeal Panel.

The Scottish Charity Appeal Panel (SCAP)

SCAP is a statutory panel, set up to hear appeals under certain circumstances from bodies regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). It is well-established, independent, and has a regulatory appeals focus. Recruitment to SCAP was open and public.  These individuals will carry out this work for us in a private capacity. It is not part of their remit or role or part of SCAP. The six external panel members are:

  • Joseph Hughes
  • Gary McIlravey
  • John Walker
  • Nicholas Morris
  • Patricia Paton
  • Catriona Whitfield

We will check for any potential conflict of interest on a case by case basis and we will allocate external members to individual appeals on a rotation basis.

Find out more about the Scottish Charity Appeal Panel