Outlook for Early 2020
At a meeting with leaders of victim / survivor groups on 17 December 2019, the Head of the Civil Service, David Sterling, outlined the following time table for 2020:
Discussions between officials and victim activists regarding the design of the Redress Scheme. Appointment of Social and Health Care members of the Redress Board. Commencement of the appointment process for a Commissioner.
Administrative systems for the Redress Board in place. The Redress Board opens for applications.
The Redress Board sets up panels to receive applications. May/June: First payments to be issued by the Redress Board.