Student Loans Company FOI request receives formal response

On the 9th October, the Student Loans Company responded to an FOI request entitled ‘Disabled Students’ Allowances – HEI arrangements with NMG suppliers’ made by Dexter Johnstone on September 17th. The original request states: “Please publish the results of the exercise you carried out between April and June 2013 to clarify arrangements for the provision of Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) […]




Disabled Student’s Allowances Update: July Digest

With the Summer break, there has been a hiatus in posts here at the DSAs Observatory. In early July we posted on BIS policy updates to DSAs: (10 July 2014) and the 2nd July parliamentary debate on Disabled Student’s Allowances: transcript. However, there have been some key developments relating to cuts and changes to DSAs over the course […]




FoI request made to SLC on changes to assessment of DSA eligibility

On June 29th, Amanda Kent issued a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Student Loans Company (SLC) entitled ‘SLC impact assessment on changes to DSA eligibility, and the current protocols and procedures for assessing DSA eligibility’. This FoI request calls for information on two areas: Equality Analysis (Impact Assessment) conducted by the SLC in relation to the […]