BLM publishes MOJ RTA Portal analysis

23 Nov 2016

BLM has published an analysis of the data captured within the Ministry of Justice RTA portal.

The full report can be accessed here.

Key observations and conclusions this quarter include:

Observations

  • The YTD volume of CNFs sent, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 31,238 (- 7.7%) to 404,658, which is equivalent to 47.2% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q2.

  • The number of Stage 1 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 8,562 (- 7.8%) to 15,788, which is equivalent to 47.5% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q2.

  • The number of Stage 2 exits, when compared with the previous reporting year, has increased by 679 (+ 10.5%) to 7,124, which is equivalent to 54.8% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q2.

  • The number of claims using the Exit Process, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 3,773 (- 4.2%) to 86,766, which is equivalent to 47.5% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q1.

  • The percentage of CNFs exiting for one reason or another is 48.2%, which represents a slight increase when compared with the previous reporting year’s figure of 47.2%.

  • The number of Stage 2 settlements, when compared with the previous reporting year, has fallen by 6,451 (- 6.0%) to 101,500, which is equivalent to 48.4% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q2.

  • The number of Stage 3 court packs that were prepared, when compared with the previous reporting year, has increased by 6,786 (+ 20.1%) to 36,171, which is equivalent to 59.6% of the previous year’s total at the end of Q2.

Conclusions

  • CNFs sent – if the present position is maintained, the annualised projection for 2016/17 would be 809,316. As the total number of CNFs sent during 2015/16 was 856,854, this suggests a fall of 47,538 (- 5.9%) year on year.

  • Stage 1 – if the present position on Stage 1 exits is maintained, the annualised projection for 2016/17 would be 202,398, a decrease of or 10,824

    (- 5.1%) claims year on year – a positive sign given that fewer ‘unsuitable’ claims appear to be entering the Portal and subsequently exiting at the earliest opportunity.

  • Stage 2 – if the present position on Stage 2 exits is maintained, the annualised projection for 2016/17 would be 14,248, an increase of 8.7% year on year – a negative sign, albeit the projected increase in absolute terms is minimal at 1,237 claims.

  • General Exit Process – if the present position on general exits is maintained, the annualised projection for 2016/17 would be 173,532, which would represent a decrease of 9,252 (- 5.1%) – a positive sign reflecting fewer CNFs being notified and fewer Stage 1 exits.

  • Claims YTD that either settled at Stage 2 or proceeded to Stage 3 together total 137,691 (34.0% of the total of CNFs sent), which represents an increase of 2.6% in the percentage of CNFs either settling at Stage 2 or proceeding for disposal to Stage 3 when compared with the previous reporting year.

  • The number of Stage 3 court packs prepared as a percentage of CNFs retained averages 17.3%, which represents an increase of 4.6% when compared with the same period during the previous reporting year – a potentially negative sign suggesting a greater proportion of claims are either proceeding to court for disposal or only settling later in the claims process when claimants’ legal representatives become entitled to claim an additional ‘Type A’ fee.

  • Retained claims unaccounted for by either a Stage 2 settlement or a Stage 3 court pack total 108,069 YTD (26.7%), which represents an increase of 14,463 (+ 15.5%). Analysis will continue to be required by customers to track the progress and lifecycle of claims which appear to stall at Stage 2 before being abandoned or resurrected, given that the Portal is not capable of capturing this information (and these figures also include CNFs that have liability decisions outstanding).

 

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