COURT FEES INCREASE: READ ALL ABOUT IT: COMING TO A COURT NEAR YOU SOON
After a consultation process the Ministry of Justice has produced “Court and Tribunal Fees The Government response to the consultation on ‘Increasing selected court fees and Help with Fees income thresholds by inflation’
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Court fees will be increased as will the income threshold on help with fee remissions.
The Government will be proceeding as planned to increase 129 fees outlined in the consultation in line with historical inflation dating from August 2016 to the start of the 2021/22 financial year, or the year the fee was last amended (capped at August 2016). These proposed increases reflect historic inflation and therefore do not amount to an increase in real terms. In addition, the Government will also continue with proposed inflationary uplifts to the income thresholds in our Help with Fees remission scheme, applying inflation backdated to August 2016 through to April 2021. This will ensure that any user who may not be able to afford courts or tribunals fees can still access these services with the help of a full or partial fee remission.
The proposed increases can be found at Annex B of the document and the income thresholds at Annex C.