I totally missed that the initial decision had come in, so this successful appeal is the first I have heard on the matter.
I can't believe that I am about to sound like I am sympathising with the BBFC, but that "rape?" scene bothers me a lot, so I can understand why it was a difficult one for them. That they have reconsidered is a hopeful sign.
So, censorship is still annoying, but this is a HUGE improvement in matters regarding this film in the UK. Well done Shameless.