Version 8 CDS forms will be mandatory for all new applications from 1 August 2011. The cut-off date for new applications submitted on version 7 CDS14, 15 and 16 forms was 31 July 2011. Version 7 CDS forms signed and dated by the applicant before 31 July 2011 can be accepted for a further period of one month. Forms CDS14 and CDS15 are available free of charge from Innovative Output Solutions (IOS) Tel: 0845 3000 343 Fax: 0845 5438 258 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LSC says no changes are anticipated to the CDS forms in October 2011 and version 8 forms should be current until at least April 2012.